Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Illustration for "Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC"’, 1992, Vertu Fine Art
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Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for "Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC", 1992

Etching and aquatint
14 × 19 in
35.6 × 48.3 cm
Edition 22/80
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Location
Boca Raton, New York, Bridgehampton
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Hand initialed "rfl" in pencil lower right
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The New Fall of America
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
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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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Illustration for "Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC"’, 1992, Vertu Fine Art
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About the work
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Hand initialed "rfl" in pencil lower right
Series
The New Fall of America
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
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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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for "Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC", 1992

Etching and aquatint
14 × 19 in
35.6 × 48.3 cm
Edition 22/80
.
Sold
Location
Boca Raton, New York, Bridgehampton
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