Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Print for B.A.M, woodcut, screenprint, 1987, signed’, 1987, Print, Woodcut and screenprint in colours, on Arches paper, Shapero Modern
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Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Print for B.A.M, woodcut, screenprint, 1987, signed, 1987

Woodcut and screenprint in colours, on Arches paper
59 2/5 × 31 1/2 in
151 × 80 cm
Edition of 75
£50,000 - 75,000
Location
London
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Shapero Modern
London

‘It seemed to be the most meaningless way to make an abstraction … the nameless or generic painting …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated in pencil
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Parasol Press, Ltd., New York
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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Print for B.A.M, woodcut, screenprint, 1987, signed’, 1987, Print, Woodcut and screenprint in colours, on Arches paper, Shapero Modern
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Shapero Modern
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‘It seemed to be the most meaningless way to make an abstraction … the nameless or generic painting you might find in the background of a sitcom, the abstraction hanging over the couch’ (Roy Lichtenstein).

Challenging the traditional edge of the canvas, Lichtenstein here starts with a line, follows it along the canvas …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
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Publisher
Parasol Press, Ltd., New York
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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Print for B.A.M, woodcut, screenprint, 1987, signed, 1987

Woodcut and screenprint in colours, on Arches paper
59 2/5 × 31 1/2 in
151 × 80 cm
Edition of 75
£50,000 - 75,000
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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