Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Sandwich and Soda’, 1964, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Printed by Sirocco Screenprinters, North Haven, Connecticut, under the supervision of Ives-Sillman, New Haven
Publisher Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

Signature: Unsigned and Unnumbered as published

M. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1993, New York, 1994, Catalog Reference 35, reproduced page 76 in color (another impression reproduced).

Bianchini, Lichtenstein Drawings and Prints,Seacaucus, NJ, 1988, Catalog Reference 7, reproduced page 218 in black and white (another impression reproduced).

Henri Zerner, The Graphic Art of Roy Lichtenstein, Catalogue of exhibition, September 13-October 26, Cambridge, MA, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1975.

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