Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Limited Edition Hardback Book of Landscape Sketches 1984-1985’, 1986, Ephemera or Merchandise, Hardback book with elegant mylar cover (lt ed) with reproductions, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Roy Lichtenstein

Limited Edition Hardback Book of Landscape Sketches 1984-1985, 1986

Hardback book with elegant mylar cover (lt ed) with reproductions
8 × 10 1/2 in
20.3 × 26.7 cm
Edition of 2500
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Limited Edition of 2500. This gorgeously produced oblong shaped hardback book with elegant mylar …

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Printed signature on the cover
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
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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Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Limited Edition Hardback Book of Landscape Sketches 1984-1985’, 1986, Ephemera or Merchandise, Hardback book with elegant mylar cover (lt ed) with reproductions, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Limited Edition of 2500. 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 …

Medium
Signature
Printed signature on the cover
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Limited Edition Hardback Book of Landscape Sketches 1984-1985, 1986

Hardback book with elegant mylar cover (lt ed) with reproductions
8 × 10 1/2 in
20.3 × 26.7 cm
Edition of 2500
.
Bidding closed
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