Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Les Nymphéas (C. 280)’, 1993, Doyle
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Les Nymphéas (C. 280)’, 1993, Doyle

signed, dated and inscribed PP 5/5 in pencil, published by the artist and Editions de la Tempête, Paris, for the benefit of Médecins du Monde, with full margins, framed.

26.25 x 35.875 inches; 667 x 911 mm.
Sheet: 31 x 40.375 inches; 787 x 1026 mm.

Condition: Affixed with three pieces of tape at top sheet edge verso to top mat, three unobtrusive faint small areas of slight color inconsistency (?) in the green lily pad leaf top left, a slight ripple at bottom sheet edge, some minor soiling or printer's ink verso, otherwise in good condtion.

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