Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Pyramid’, 1968, Wright
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Pyramid’, 1968, Wright
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Pyramid’, 1968, Wright

This work is an artist's proof aside from the edition of 300, of which only 50-100 were actually released, printed by Fine Creations, Inc and published by the artist.

Signature: Signed and numbered to underside 'R. Lichtenstein AP 1968'.

The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, Corlett, pg. 94, pl. 62,

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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