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Kinsthalle Bern 1968, 1968

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50 2/5 × 35 3/5 in
128 × 90.5 × 0.1 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
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Wallector
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Big, beautiful and rare vintage serigraphed poster made by Roy Lichtenstein for the exhibition in …

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Big, beautiful and rare vintage serigraphed poster made by Roy Lichtenstein for the exhibition in the Kunsthalle, in Bern in 1968.
Good conditions, except for a fold and a rip on the upper left edge.

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Kunsthalle Bern
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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Big, beautiful and rare vintage serigraphed poster made by Roy Lichtenstein for the exhibition in …

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Big, beautiful and rare vintage serigraphed poster made by Roy Lichtenstein for the exhibition in the Kunsthalle, in Bern in 1968.
Good conditions, except for a fold and a rip on the upper left edge.

Publisher
Kunsthalle Bern
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.

Kinsthalle Bern 1968, 1968

Poster
50 2/5 × 35 3/5 in
128 × 90.5 × 0.1 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
Sold
location
Only Exhibition
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