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Salute to Aviation (Cortlett 63), 1968

Screenprint in colours
42 9/10 × 21 3/5 in
108.9 × 54.8 cm
Edition of 125
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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on wove paper, printed by Sirocco …

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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on wove paper, printed by Sirocco Screenprints under the direction of Ives-Sillman, New Haven, published by Richard Feigen Graphics, New York, with the printer's and publisher's blindstamps, with full margins, image 1089 x 548mm (42 7/8 x 21 5/8in) …

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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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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on wove paper, printed by Sirocco …

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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on wove paper, printed by Sirocco Screenprints under the direction of Ives-Sillman, New Haven, published by Richard Feigen Graphics, New York, with the printer's and publisher's blindstamps, with full margins, image 1089 x 548mm (42 7/8 x 21 5/8in) …

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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.

Salute to Aviation (Cortlett 63), 1968

Screenprint in colours
42 9/10 × 21 3/5 in
108.9 × 54.8 cm
Edition of 125
Bidding closed
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