Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Rose (Cover from 1 Cent Life) ’, 1964, Pascal Fine Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Rose (Cover from 1 Cent Life) ’, 1964, Pascal Fine Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Rose (Cover from 1 Cent Life) ’, 1964, Pascal Fine Art

Printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris and published by E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland. Edition of 2000, unsigned as issued in the regular edition of Walasse Ting's '1¢ Life' portfolio of 1964. Superb impression with good strong colors.

This iconic piece was executed by Lichtenstein and printed onto stiff paperboard to serve as the front cover of 1 Cent Life, published in 1964 by Kornfeld in an edition of 2000. The image is printed to the edge of the board, with the Lichtenstein silkscreen on the front, and a different design by Pierre Alechinsky printed on the back. In excellent condition.

From the unbound edition of One Cent Life, numbered 713 from an edition of 2000, signed by Walasse Ting, Sam Francis, and Kornfeld

Series: One Cent Life by Walasse Ting, Edited by Sam Francis

Publisher: E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland

Private Collection, Berlin

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