Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Haystack’, 1969, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original screenprint in two colors (yellow, black) on wove paper bearing the “C.M. Fabriano – 100/100 Cotone” watermark.

Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower left rfLichtenstein ’69.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 250, numbered in pencil in the margin lower right. Published by Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan, bearing his blindstamp in the sheet lower right.

Catalog: Corlett 84.

Sheet Size: 19 x 26 inches

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet.

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