Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The Enemy Would Have Been Warned... (One Plate Only, #2, From As I Opened Fire, Triptych)’, 1964, Waddington's
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The Enemy Would Have Been Warned... (One Plate Only, #2, From As I Opened Fire, Triptych)’, 1964, Waddington's
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The Enemy Would Have Been Warned... (One Plate Only, #2, From As I Opened Fire, Triptych)’, 1964, Waddington's

Printed by Drukkerij Luii & Co., Amsterdam in an edition of unknown size

From the Catalogue:
Single panel of three colour lithographs. As I Opened Fire references the aircraft battle from Jerry Grandenetti’s 1962 comic, All American Men at War. The print depicts Lichtenstein’s iconic graphic style and Ben-Day dot technique along with his trademark imitative text.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam copyright blindstamp in the plate lower right

CORLETT, APP.5, PART

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About Roy Lichtenstein

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.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York

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