Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Pyramid’, 1968, Waddington's
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Roy Lichtenstein

Pyramid, 1968

Colour screenprint on board
14 1/5 × 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
36.1 × 50 × 50 cm
Edition 78/300
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Signed and numbered to the underside “R. Lichtenstein, 78/300” in pencil (approximately 50 - 100 impressions were released)
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.

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Influenced by architecture in its many forms, from interior spaces to the Manhattan skyline, Roy Lichtenstein was equally taken by the world’s most unique monuments such as Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. His iconic use of the Benday dot, and …

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Signed and numbered to the underside “R. Lichtenstein, 78/300” in pencil (approximately 50 - 100 impressions were released)
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

Pyramid, 1968

Colour screenprint on board
14 1/5 × 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
36.1 × 50 × 50 cm
Edition 78/300
.
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