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Modern Head Relief

Sculpture, 3 dimensional solid brass object.
24 × 17 7/10 × 7/10 in
61 × 45 × 1.9 cm
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"The Modern Head series Moved rather far from its source in Jawlensky, as Lichtenstein …

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"The Modern Head series Moved rather far from its source in Jawlensky, as Lichtenstein explored an even more complex, mixture of materials and processes. The three dimensional pieces are in English walnut and in brass. and Lichtenstein completed an exquisite brass relief composed of hundreds of tiny hand tooled …

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Signature
inscribed verso on copper plate, "50/100 rf Lichtenstein '70"
Series
multiples, multiple solid brass casting
Image rights
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Licensed by Viscopy
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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"The Modern Head series Moved rather far from its source in Jawlensky, as Lichtenstein …

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"The Modern Head series Moved rather far from its source in Jawlensky, as Lichtenstein explored an even more complex, mixture of materials and processes. The three dimensional pieces are in English walnut and in brass. and Lichtenstein completed an exquisite brass relief composed of hundreds of tiny hand tooled …

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Signature
inscribed verso on copper plate, "50/100 rf Lichtenstein '70"
Series
multiples, multiple solid brass casting
Image rights
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Licensed by Viscopy
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.

Modern Head Relief

Sculpture, 3 dimensional solid brass object.
24 × 17 7/10 × 7/10 in
61 × 45 × 1.9 cm
Sold
location
Rumson
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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