Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Spray Can (1 cent life)’, 1964, Print, Lithograph on paper, DANE FINE ART
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Roy Lichtenstein

Spray Can (1 cent life), 1964

Lithograph on paper
12 1/2 × 10 in
31.8 × 25.4 cm
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Philadelphia
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In 1962, the Chinese-American artist Walasse Ting shared his dream project with painter Sam Francis

DANE FINE ART
Philadelphia

One of the first pop prints and bendy dot style print created by Lichtenstein.

Medium
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Pristine
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Unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
1 Cent Life Portfolio, 1964
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.

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Spray Can (1 cent life)’, 1964, Print, Lithograph on paper, DANE FINE ART
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In 1962, the Chinese-American artist Walasse Ting shared his dream project with painter Sam Francis: to create an anthology of his poetry illustrated by leading artists of their time. Over the next two years, Ting and Francis recruited Abstract Expressionists and Pop artists—Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell, Robert …

DANE FINE ART
Philadelphia

One of the first pop prints and bendy dot style print created by Lichtenstein.

Medium
Condition
Pristine
Signature
Unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
1 Cent Life Portfolio, 1964
Roy Lichtenstein
American, 1923–1997
Follow

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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Spray Can (1 cent life), 1964

Lithograph on paper
12 1/2 × 10 in
31.8 × 25.4 cm
.
Sold
Location
Philadelphia
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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