Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Untitled, set of two plates’, c. 1990, Other, Ceramics in colors with glazing, Heritage Auctions
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Roy Lichtenstein

Untitled, set of two plates, c. 1990

Ceramics in colors with glazing
12 1/4 in
31.1 cm
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Ed. 533/3000; 648/3000

Published by Rosenthal, Germany

Condition Report: Each has minor surface …

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Each stamped with artist's signature verso
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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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Ed. 533/3000; 648/3000

Published by Rosenthal, Germany

Condition Report: Each has minor surface soil and finger print smudges. Each comes in original box.

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Each stamped with artist's signature verso
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Roy Lichtenstein

Untitled, set of two plates, c. 1990

Ceramics in colors with glazing
12 1/4 in
31.1 cm
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