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Sweet Dreams Baby from 11 Pop Artists, 1969

Sceenprint on paper
23 × 16 in
58.4 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,
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Custom framed 24 x 17.3 inches; 61 x 43.9 cm
Printed to Announce the 11 Pop Artists exhibition in …

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Custom framed 24 x 17.3 inches; 61 x 43.9 cm
Printed to Announce the 11 Pop Artists exhibition in 1969

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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Custom framed 24 x 17.3 inches; 61 x 43.9 cm
Printed to Announce the 11 Pop Artists exhibition in …

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Custom framed 24 x 17.3 inches; 61 x 43.9 cm
Printed to Announce the 11 Pop Artists exhibition in 1969

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 from 11 Pop Artists, 1969

Sceenprint on paper
23 × 16 in
58.4 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
New York, New York,
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