Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Peace Through Chemistry Bronze’, 1971, Print, Bronze multiple, Christie's
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Roy Lichtenstein

Peace Through Chemistry Bronze, 1971

Bronze multiple
27 2/5 × 46 × 1 2/5 in
69.5 × 116.8 × 3.5 cm
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with incised signature and date '70', numbered 12/38, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los …

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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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Peace Through Chemistry Bronze’, 1971, Print, Bronze multiple, Christie's
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with incised signature and date '70', numbered 12/38, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their incised blindstamp, scratches in places, otherwise in generally good condition
Overall: 27 3/8 x 46 x 1 3/8 in. (695 x 1168 x 35 mm.)

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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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Peace Through Chemistry Bronze, 1971

Bronze multiple
27 2/5 × 46 × 1 2/5 in
69.5 × 116.8 × 3.5 cm
Bidding closed
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