Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Oval Office’, 1992, Artlala Studio Gallery

This is a very collectible and rare offset lithograph poster designed by the acclaimed Pop artist ROY LICHTENSTEIN. It features the artist's well known image entitled THE OVAL OFFICE, and was commissioned in 1992 as part of the Artists for Freedom of Expression project to benefit the Democratic National Committee during the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign. This inaugural poster with the heading "A New Generation of Leadership" was produced prior to the Democratic National Convention and was also made into a campaign button, as well as a limited edition signed silkscreen print. It was chosen as one of six commemorative inaugural posters by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. (The five other artists chosen were Carroll Cloar, Diane Morely, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, the Shooting Back Project, and Tim Rollins/Kids of Survival). Other artists who contributed works to the Artists for Freedom of Expression project were Ida Applebroog, Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Dine, Jimmie Durham, Leon Golub, Red Grooms, Jenny Holzer, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Edwin Schlossberg, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman.

This poster is guaranteed to be original and is in excellent vintage condition.

It still retains the original paper slip from the US government that discusses the legalese regarding the purchase/donation.

This offset lithograph was printed on a smooth coated glossy paper, and measures 34" x 38".

The poster has never been previously mounted/framed and has only been removed from the original plastic sleeve recently and has been since stored flat.

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

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