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

Printed by Fine Creations Inc.
Published by Roy Lichtenstein

From the Catalogue:
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 in particular the motifs of yellow and black dots that suggest shading, Pyramid, 1968 springs to life with realistic zeal and comic book-like appeal. Inspired by a common tourist photograph, Lichtenstein created a series of paintings and prints featuring the Giza pyramids presented with his own flair, challenging the notion that representational art should reflect physical reality and must therefore be bound by traditional rules.
Courtesy of Waddington's

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


Private Collection, Toronto

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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