Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Set of Six Plates’, c. 1990, Skinner
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Set of Six Plates, c. 1990

Serigraph in colors on glazed porcelain
Edition of 3,000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Each marked with artist's signature and "Rosenthal GERMANY Künstlerplatzteller...ROY …

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Rosenthal, Germany
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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Each marked with artist's signature and "Rosenthal GERMANY Künstlerplatzteller...ROY LICHTENSTEIN Limitierte Auflage 3000/..." on the underside.
Serigraph in colors on glazed porcelain, diameters 12.25 in. (31.0 cm), each wired for hanging.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Publisher
Rosenthal, Germany
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.

Set of Six Plates, c. 1990

Serigraph in colors on glazed porcelain
Edition of 3,000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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