Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III’, 1965, Print, Screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper, Christie's
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Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III, 1965

Screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper
37 1/2 × 27 1/2 in
95.2 × 69.8 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARC BELL, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Signed in pencil, numbered 52/200 …

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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, ‘Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III’, 1965, Print, Screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARC BELL, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Signed in pencil, numbered 52/200 (there were approximately five artist's proofs), published by Original Editions, New York, with full margins, the yellow slightly attenuated (as is common), otherwise in good condition, framed
Image: 35 ½ x 25 ½ in. …

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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

Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III, 1965

Screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper
37 1/2 × 27 1/2 in
95.2 × 69.8 cm
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