Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Mao’, 1971, Heritage Auctions
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Mao, 1971

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
23 × 16 7/8 in
58.4 × 42.9 cm
Edition 69/150
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Co-published by Richard Kasak and Citadel Press, Inc., New York

Ed. 69/150 (there were also an …

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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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Co-published by Richard Kasak and Citadel Press, Inc., New York

Ed. 69/150 (there were also an unknown number of artist's proofs)

Condition Report: One 1" and one 1/2" tear to the upper left extreme edge; mild foxing spot upper center in margin; three areas of obtrusive rubbing to lithogrpah, most …

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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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.

Mao, 1971

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
23 × 16 7/8 in
58.4 × 42.9 cm
Edition 69/150
Bidding closed
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