Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Modern Head #4, from: Modern Head Series’, 1970, Print, Lithograph in colours on engraved aluminium, Shapero Modern
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Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Head #4, from: Modern Head Series, 1970

Lithograph in colours on engraved aluminium
20 9/10 × 17 3/10 in
53 × 44 cm
.
£30,000
Location
London
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Shapero Modern
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Lithograph in colours, 1970, on engraved aluminium, with incised signature and date on the reverse, …

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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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Lithograph in colours, 1970, on engraved aluminium, with incised signature and date on the reverse, numbered from the edition of, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their copyright screenprint mark on the reverse, in the original polished aluminium frame, 20 7/8 x 17 1/4 in (53 x 44 cm). Reference: Corlett …

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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 Head #4, from: Modern Head Series, 1970

Lithograph in colours on engraved aluminium
20 9/10 × 17 3/10 in
53 × 44 cm
.
£30,000
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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