Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Red Horseman’, 1977, Print, Exhibit Poster, Leviton Fine Art
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Roy Lichtenstein

Red Horseman, 1977

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23 × 28 in
58.4 × 71.1 cm
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(After) Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) “The Red Horseman” – Poster for a 1976 exhibit at the Modern …

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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.

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(After) Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) “The Red Horseman” – Poster for a 1976 exhibit at the Modern Art Pavilion of the Seattle Art Museum. Included is the complimentary pencil signature of the American Pop Artist. (A pencil signature on a print that was not supposed to be signed is called a complimentary signature.) …

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Roy Lichtenstein
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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

Red Horseman, 1977

Exhibit Poster
23 × 28 in
58.4 × 71.1 cm
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