Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Paper Plate’, 1969, ArtWise

Framed in a White Wood Frame with a Light Linen over Cream Mat. Roy Lichtenstein, Paper Plate, 1969 stamped on the back: Roy Lichtenstein © On 1st Inc. 1969. 10 inches in diameter Screenprint, in yellow, red, and blue, on white paper plate. Edition Unknown. Publisher: Bert Stern, for On 1st, New York. Printer: Unknown, possibly Artmongers manufactory, New York. The plates were commercially printed and wrapped in clear cellophane in packages of 10 for sale at Bert Stern's On 1st store. Correspondence found in the artist's records indicates that the plates may have been fabricated at Artmongers manufactory, New York. Paper Plate is related to other designs the artist produced for dishware, such as the limited-edition place settings produced by Jackson China Co. for durable Dish Company in 1966, and the tea service designed for the Rosenthal China in 1984. Referenced in the Cortlet, Page 286 #III.45 of "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein" a catalogue raisonne.

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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