Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Foot and Hand’, 1964, Wright
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Foot and Hand’, 1964, Wright

Sheet measures: 17.75 h x 21.5 w in
This work is number 30 from the edition of 300 published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered to upper edge '30/300 rf Lichtenstein 1964'.

The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, Corlett, pg. 284, pl. II.4

About Roy Lichtenstein

When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York

Group Shows

2016
2016
London,
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation
2015
Miami,
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