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Shipboard Girl, 1965

Color offset lithograph on white wove paper
36 × 29 1/4 in
91.4 × 74.3 cm
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About the work
Reynolds Gallery
Richmond
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From an unnumbered edition

From an unnumbered edition

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Signed by the artist
Publisher
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY; Printed by Graphic Industries Inc., New York, from an unnumbered edition
Image rights
Photograph by David Hale, courtesy of Reynolds Gallery
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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About the work
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From an unnumbered edition

From an unnumbered edition

Signature
Signed by the artist
Publisher
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY; Printed by Graphic Industries Inc., New York, from an unnumbered edition
Image rights
Photograph by David Hale, courtesy of Reynolds Gallery
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.

Shipboard Girl, 1965

Color offset lithograph on white wove paper
36 × 29 1/4 in
91.4 × 74.3 cm
Contact For Price
location
Richmond
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