Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Paper Plates (Set of 10)’, 1969, The Modern Archive
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Paper Plates (Set of 10)’, 1969, The Modern Archive
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Paper Plates (Set of 10)’, 1969, The Modern Archive
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Paper Plates (Set of 10)’, 1969, The Modern Archive

In very good condition from the original edition in 1969. Created for Bert Stern's "On First Store". Sets of 10 were sold in clear cellophane. These are from an original set. It is not known how many were originally printed, but now it's more important how many have survived in good condition. Other pop artists were planned to be included in this project, although few were completed.

America's favorite pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein was a painter, sculptor and printmaker. His contribution - the collision of commercial or comic images and fine art defined the legacy of the Pop Art Movement. This is a special opportunity to own a small work by an important modern icon. Examples are in many museum collections and especially university collections, as Lichtenstein donated the sets he retained to major US universities. These plates are often seen individually framed in a plexiglass box and wall hung.

Signature: Printed on back - Roy Lichtenstein © On 1st Inc. 1969

Publisher: On 1st Inc.

From Sydney & Frances Lewis

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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