Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Reflections on Expressionist Painting (from The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio), 1990’, 1990, Lougher Contemporary

Roy Lichtenstein (American, b. 1923) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement of the 1960s. Following a three-year stint in the army, Lichtenstein completed his degree at Ohio State University. While there, he met Hoyt L. Sherman, his professor and mentor who has been credited with influencing Lichtenstein’s future work. Shifting between cubism and expressionism, Lichtenstein’s oeuvre is characteristically marked by a highly stylized, comic book-like drawing, bright colors and very precise, graphic, compositions.

Reflections on Expressionist Painting was was included in the 1990 portfolio to commemorate Carnegie Hall's 100th anniversary - it features works by Georg Baselitz, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and Edward Ruscha. This particular impression comes from an edition of 60 plus 16 artist's proofs and 5 presentation proofs. It is a stunning print, sold framed.

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Signature: Signed; dated, and numbered lower right in pencil. Blind stamp in lower right: [Saff Tech Arts]. Workshop number on verso: stamped lower left

MBA Graphic Art Collection, Spain

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