Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck’, 1995, michael lisi / contemporary art

Created in 1995 for renowned art collector, Michael Ovitz during his tenure as President of The Walt Disney Company, Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck is an original screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein that is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil. The artwork measures 35 11/16 x 35 9/16 in. (90.7 x 90.4 cm), unframed, is from the edition of 60, was published by The Walt Disney Company, and is designated as Corlette 294 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne.

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