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Untitled Head, 1995

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18 1/2 × 21 1/2 in
47 × 54.6 cm
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Signed, Dated and Numbered out of 75 in Pencil by UNKNOWN. Screenprint on Lanaquarelle watercolor …

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Signed, Dated and Numbered out of 75 in Pencil by UNKNOWN. Screenprint on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper, printed and published by UNKNOWN. with a facsimile Gemini blindstamp and catalog number on verso. NOT REAL.

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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Signed, Dated and Numbered out of 75 in Pencil by UNKNOWN. Screenprint on Lanaquarelle watercolor …

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Signed, Dated and Numbered out of 75 in Pencil by UNKNOWN. Screenprint on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper, printed and published by UNKNOWN. with a facsimile Gemini blindstamp and catalog number on verso. NOT REAL.

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.

Untitled Head, 1995

Serigraph
18 1/2 × 21 1/2 in
47 × 54.6 cm
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location
Brooklyn
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