Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Reflections on an Expressionist Painting’, 1990, michael lisi / contemporary art

One of seven prints in the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary portfolio created in 1990 to support the refurbishment of the famed institution, this original screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein is signed, dated and numbered in pencil, measures 59 ½ x 39 3/8 in. (151 x 100 cm.), unframed from the edition of 60, designated as C. 255 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne.

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered in pencil

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