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Sweet Dreams Baby!, 1965

Color Screenprint on Arches 88 paper
37 5/8 × 27 5/8 in
95.6 × 70.2 cm
Edition of 200 + 50AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
New York
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(from the 11 Pop Artists Portfolio, Volume III)
Printed by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut

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(from the 11 Pop Artists Portfolio, Volume III)
Printed by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
Publisher Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

http://www.josephklevenefineartltd.com/NewSite/Lichtenstein.htm

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Numbered on verso in pencil, lower left Signed "rf Lichtenstein" on in pencil
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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Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
New York
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(from the 11 Pop Artists Portfolio, Volume III)
Printed by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut

Read more

(from the 11 Pop Artists Portfolio, Volume III)
Printed by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
Publisher Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

http://www.josephklevenefineartltd.com/NewSite/Lichtenstein.htm

Medium
Print
Signature
Numbered on verso in pencil, lower left Signed "rf Lichtenstein" on in pencil
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.

Sweet Dreams Baby!, 1965

Color Screenprint on Arches 88 paper
37 5/8 × 27 5/8 in
95.6 × 70.2 cm
Edition of 200 + 50AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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