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Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Modern Sculpture with Horse Motif’, 1967, Phillips

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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Signature: incised with the artist's initials, foundry mark and numbered "rfl GH 3 – 5 5/6" on the base

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Seattle Art Museum and Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Roy Lichtenstein, September 1969 - August 1970, no. 63 (illustrated)
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture & Drawings, June - September 1999, no. 18, p. 83 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
London, Gagosian Gallery; New York, Gagosian Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture, June 6 - October 22, 2005, pp. 26, 27 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

Diane Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, London, 1971, no. 161, p. 247 (another example illustrated)

About Roy Lichtenstein

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.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York