Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Water Lily Pond with Reflections’, 1992, Print, Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel in painted artist's frame, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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Roy Lichtenstein

Water Lily Pond with Reflections, 1992

Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel in painted artist's frame
57 3/4 × 84 1/4 in
146.7 × 214 cm
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

This work is printer's proof number 3 of 4 from an edition of 23 plus 7 artist's proofs, 1 …

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Signed, dated '92 and numbered PP III and RL92-006 on the reverse
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, ‘Water Lily Pond with Reflections’, 1992, Print, Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel in painted artist's frame, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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This work is printer's proof number 3 of 4 from an edition of 23 plus 7 artist's proofs, 1 bon à tirer, 2 presentation proofs, 1 NGA and 2 STA.

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"I'm interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's the tension between what seems …

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated '92 and numbered PP III and RL92-006 on the reverse
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

Water Lily Pond with Reflections, 1992

Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel in painted artist's frame
57 3/4 × 84 1/4 in
146.7 × 214 cm
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