Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Limited Edition Hardback Book of Landscape Sketches 1984-1985 ’, 1986, Alpha 137 Gallery

This gorgeously produced oblong shaped hardback book with elegant mylar cover featuring the artists facsimile signature in red lettering, is a superb reference on the works of Roy Lichtenstein. The artists sketches are reprinted on elegant bound rag paper, giving the feel of a lithograph. The text is inserted in a pocket on the inside book cover. One of the best designed limited edition books!
In total, there are 25 full page color reproductions of Lichtenstein's sketches printed on Coronado Opaque SST Cover Stock. The text expressly states that this was printed in a limited edition of only 2500; it is rare thus. Makes a nice gift as well.

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York

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