Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Screen with Brushstrokes’, 1986, Sotheby's

Each: 94 1/2 by 27 by 2 1/2 in. 240 by 69 by 6.3 cm.
Overall: 94 1/2 by 135 by 2 1/2 in. 240 by 342.9 by 6.3 cm.

Executed in 1986, this work is artist's proof number 2 from an initially proposed edition of 12, plus 3 artist's proofs. The artist closed the edition at 6 works, plus 2 artist's proofs.

Signature: incised with the artist's signature and number AP 2/3 on a plaque accompanying the work

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Giant Lacquer Screens by Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha, March 1986 (another example exhibited)
New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Homestyle, April - May 2005 (another example exhibited)

N. M. Dawes, Ed., "Screen Gems," Connoisseur, June 1986, p. 40, illustrated
Patricia Shea, Ed., Picasso to Pop: The Richard Weisman Collection, p. 5, illustrated

Lana Jokel, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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