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Twin Mirrors, 1970

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33 1/4 × 21 in
84.5 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
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F.L. Braswell Fine Art
Chicago
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Screenprint signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, …

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Screenprint signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Printed by Fine Creations Inc., New York

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
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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Screenprint signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, …

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Screenprint signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Printed by Fine Creations Inc., New York

Signature
Yes
Publisher
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
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.

Twin Mirrors, 1970

Screenprint
33 1/4 × 21 in
84.5 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Chicago
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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