Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Illustration for “Passage du Nord-Ouest” ’, 1992, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Illustration for “Passage du Nord-Ouest” ’, 1992, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by : Atelier Dupont-Visat, L’Editeur, Paris, France/Collaborated with Albert Dupont.
Size: 352 x 480 mms (Sheet size) ; 279 x 375 mms (Plate size)
Note: This is the seventh print from a suite entitled “La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amerique” (The new fall of America) which took the form of an unbound book. The edition consisted of suites coming from the book which were initiated and those made separately in Suites (which our example is) which were signed by the artist (the latter being more desirable).

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Les Editions du Solstice, Paris, France

Mary Lee Corlett: “The prints of Roy Lichtenstein, A catalogue raisonne 1948 - 1993” Number 273 (page 247)

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