Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Water Lilies Tapestry (Study)’, 1995, Phillips

Image: 4 x 9 in. (10.2 x 22.9 cm.)
Sheet: 8 x 13 1/8 in. (20.3 x 33.3 cm.)

This work will be included in the catalogue raisonné being prepared by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and is included in their online works listing

Signature: signed and dated "rf Lichtenstein '95" on the reverse

New York, James Goodman Gallery, Inc., Roy Lichtenstein: Works on Paper, November 20, 2006 - January 15, 2007, no. 10
New York, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Roy Lichtenstein: The Popular Image, November 10 - December 19, 2014
New York, Van De Weghe Fine Art, Roy Lichtenstein: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, September 24 - November 20, 2015
Norton Museum of Art, Miami, Spotlight: Lichtenstein and Monet, July 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016

The Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, New York
Private Collection, New York

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