Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Weisman Award (Yellow Brushstroke)’, 1991, Rago/Wright
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Weisman Award (Yellow Brushstroke), 1991

Cast bronze with applied acrylic paint
11 1/4 × 12 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
28.6 × 31.8 × 12.1 cm
Edition 4/19
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is number 4 from the edition of 19 produced during the lifetime of the artist (13 …

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Cast signature to base 'R. Lichtenstein'. Impressed signature, title, date and number to underside 'F.R. Weisman Art Award R.L. 89 2157 …
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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This work is number 4 from the edition of 19 produced during the lifetime of the artist (13 numbered and 6 lettered) commissioned by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and produced by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.

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Cast signature to base 'R. Lichtenstein'. Impressed signature, title, date and number to underside 'F.R. Weisman Art Award R.L. 89 2157 …
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.

Weisman Award (Yellow Brushstroke), 1991

Cast bronze with applied acrylic paint
11 1/4 × 12 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
28.6 × 31.8 × 12.1 cm
Edition 4/19
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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