Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Turkey Shopping Bag (Corlett App. 4)’, 1964, Doyle

signed in pencil, edition of approximately 200, published by Bianchini Gallery, New York.

7.5 x 8.625 inches; 191 x 219 mm.
Bag 19.625 x 17 inches; 498 x 432 mm.

Condition: Timestain, minor soiling, some handling and other creases, a few small pressure marks outside the image at bottom, some offsetting verso, otherwise in good condition.

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