Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘The West as Art’, 1982, Graves International Art

An original vintage offset-lithograph exhibition poster by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "The West as Art", 1982. Limited edition: unknown, presumed small. This poster was created to promote the exhibition 'The West as Art: Changing Perceptions of Western Art in California Collections'. The exhibit ran February 24 - March 30, 1982 at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA, whom published and printed the poster. The image featured on the poster is Lichtenstein's 'Still Life with Longhorn Skull and Cactus', a 1972 oil, magna on canvas whic is currently for sale by Gagosian Gallery right here on Artsy. Reference: Prestel Catalogue Raisonne: Lichtenstein Posters: No. 125, page 132; exhibition history listed on Lichtenstein Foundation's website. Provenance: originally acquuired from the exhibit; from a Los Angeles private collection. Sheet size: 25" x 29". There are two very small tears in the upper exterior white not affecting the image, a couple light creases on far right margin - light edge wear associated with age. Please see pictures. The central image is in excellent condition. (Very) hard to find, rare.

Note: Not to be confused with thousands of inkjet reproductions on the market, the works we offer here are the original vintage exhibition posters, hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist for various exhibitions they participated in and fully documented in the artist's catalogue raisonne of authentic original posters.

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Palm Springs Desert Museum

Reference: Prestel Catalogue Raisonne: Lichtenstein Posters: No. 125, page 132; exhibition history listed on Lichtenstein Foundation's website

Originally acquired from the exhibit; from a Los Angeles private collection

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