Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Haystack’, 1969, Graves International Art

An original signed silkscreen by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Haystack", 1969. Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower left "rf Lichtenstein '69" and numbered lower right "117/250"; (Limited Edition of 250). Printed on C. M. Fabriano 100/100 Cotone paper. Paper bears the Fabriano watermark on right margin and publisher's drystamp bottom right. Published by Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan, Italy. Reference: M. L. Corlett, "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, Corlett 84, page 107. Framed size: 26" x 29". Sheet size: 19" x 26". Image size: 14.5" x 17". MINT Condition.

Signature: Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower left

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Gabriele Mazzotta Editore

Reference: M. L. Corlett, "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, Corlett 84, page 107

Private Collection - Boca Raton, FL

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