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Jobs... Not Cheese!, 1982

Offset lithograph
34 1/4 × 23 3/5 in
87 × 59.9 cm
Edition 50/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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In 1982, Connecticut Congressman John "Toby" Moffett, a liberal Democrat who had …

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In 1982, Connecticut Congressman John "Toby" Moffett, a liberal Democrat who had previously worked with consumer activist Ralph Nader, ran for Senate in Connecticut. Moffett's supporters included renowned art patrons Francis and Sydney Lewis who asked Roy Lichtenstein to create the campaign poster. The …

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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.

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About the work
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In 1982, Connecticut Congressman John "Toby" Moffett, a liberal Democrat who had …

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In 1982, Connecticut Congressman John "Toby" Moffett, a liberal Democrat who had previously worked with consumer activist Ralph Nader, ran for Senate in Connecticut. Moffett's supporters included renowned art patrons Francis and Sydney Lewis who asked Roy Lichtenstein to create the campaign poster. The …

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Signature
Numbered lower left, signed lower right.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Jobs... Not Cheese!, 1982

Offset lithograph
34 1/4 × 23 3/5 in
87 × 59.9 cm
Edition 50/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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