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Spray Can , 1963

Lithograph
16 1/10 × 11 2/5 in
41 × 29 cm
Edition of 2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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'Spray Can' was Drawn by Lichtenstein in New York and printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris. …

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'Spray Can' was Drawn by Lichtenstein in New York and printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris. Along with its companion piece, 'Girl', 'Spray Can' was among Lichtenstein's earliest ventures into pop art printmaking using his signature dot matrix style following the now legendary little black …

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From the unsigned edition of 2000. In addition there was a deluxe edition of 100 signed by Lichtenstein
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E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
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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'Spray Can' was Drawn by Lichtenstein in New York and printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris. …

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'Spray Can' was Drawn by Lichtenstein in New York and printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris. Along with its companion piece, 'Girl', 'Spray Can' was among Lichtenstein's earliest ventures into pop art printmaking using his signature dot matrix style following the now legendary little black …

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Signature
From the unsigned edition of 2000. In addition there was a deluxe edition of 100 signed by Lichtenstein
Publisher
E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
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.

Spray Can , 1963

Lithograph
16 1/10 × 11 2/5 in
41 × 29 cm
Edition of 2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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