Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Modern Art Poster (Corlett II.8)’, 1967, Print, Screenprint in colours, Forum Auctions
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Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Art Poster (Corlett II.8), 1967

Screenprint in colours
9 × 11 9/10 in
22.9 × 30.3 cm
Edition of 300
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signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil, on ivory wove paper, published by Leo …

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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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Modern Art Poster (Corlett II.8)’, 1967, Print, Screenprint in colours, Forum Auctions
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signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil, on ivory wove paper, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, sheet 229 x 303mm (9 x 11 7/8in) (unframed)

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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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Art Poster (Corlett II.8), 1967

Screenprint in colours
9 × 11 9/10 in
22.9 × 30.3 cm
Edition of 300
Bidding closed
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