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MODERN HEAD #5
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Aventura, FL
Modern Head #5, from Modern Head Series (C. 95). Hand signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Embossed graphite with die-cut paper overlay. Image size 20 x 11.5 inches. Sheet size ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Graphite

Roy Lichtenstein Signed Embossed Graphite Limited Print Modern Head #5, 1970
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Studio City, CA
An iconic image by Pop Art master artist Roy Lichtenstein titled "Modern Head #5" from his critically acclaimed, somewhat rare and hard to find Modern Head series in which Lichtenste...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood, Paper

Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6" 1972
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Roy Lichtenstein Mirror #6 (from the mirror series) lithograph and screenprint in colors on special Arjomari paper image size 29.5" x 40" signed and dated and numbered to lower ed...
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6" 1972
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  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6" 1972
H 46 in. W 36 in. D 1 in.
Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Poster 1970s Senator
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, pop op art poster, "Moffet for Senator," signed by Roy Lichtenstein, numbered 20/300, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Roy Lichtenstein, Flowers, Screenprint, 1973
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Screenprint, 1973, on wove paper, stamped initialled by Roy Lichtenstein, numbered on the justification from the edition of 380, published by Galerie Beyeler, 40.5 x 25cm. Catalogue ...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Screen

"Lichtenstein: Surrealist Paintings (Portrait, 1977)"
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
After Roy Lichtenstein "Lichtenstein: Surrealist Paintings (Portrait, 1977)" Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, 1978 Exhibition poster 55.5 x 47.38 inches
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Offset

1972 Roy Lichtenstein 'Blue Grapes' Pop Art Lithograph
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 4.25 x 6 inches ( 10.795 x 15.24 cm ) Image Size: 4 x 4.5 inches ( 10.16 x 11.43 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Authentic lithograph from Ga...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein 'Figures (From Surrealist Series)' 1978 Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein 'Figures (From Surrealist Series)' 1978 is a lithograph in colors on Arches paper 31 1/2 × 23 3/5 in 80 × 60 cm Part of an edition of 38 Hand signed and dated Great ...
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1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1979 After Gary Lichtenstein 'Art 80 Washington DC' Abstract
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 38 x 24 inches ( 96.52 x 60.96 cm ) Image Size: 38 x 24 inches ( 96.52 x 60.96 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Det...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Roy Lichtenstein - Stepping Out - 1979 Offset Lithograph 51" x 35.75"
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sku: GH1312 Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Title: Stepping Out Year: 1979 Signed: No Medium: Offset Lithograph Paper Size: 51 x 35.75 inches ( 129.54 x 90.805 cm ) Image Size: 42 x 33.5 in...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Chem IA
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on Special Arjomari paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Chem IA", 1970. Hand pencil signed and dated by Lichtenstein lower ri...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen

  • Chem IA
  • Chem IA
  • Chem IA
  • Chem IA
H 36.38 in. W 26.63 in.
Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Mounted
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) by Horst P. Horst Archival Pigment Print Image size: 59.1 in. H x 59.1 in. W Edition of 10 Mounted on aluminum Un...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster - Leo Castelli Gallery
Located in Roma, IT
Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster is a very colorful poster realized in occasion of the artist's exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery New York in 1979 (Recent Paintings held in Leo Castel...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Offset

  • Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster - Leo Castelli Gallery
  • Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster - Leo Castelli Gallery
  • Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster - Leo Castelli Gallery
  • Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster - Leo Castelli Gallery
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"Bananas and Grapefruit" 1972 Mailer for Castelli Gallery
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
About the work Published by Nouvelles Images editeurs., France, for Leo Castelli Gallery Soho NYC Bananas and Grapefruit, 1972 This work is from an edition of unknown size. Not s...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Prints

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Paper

Mermaid
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on Arches 88 paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Mermaid", 1978. Hand pencil signed and dated by Lichtenstein lower right, and...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

  • Mermaid
  • Mermaid
  • Mermaid
  • Mermaid
H 25.13 in. W 26.13 in.
Mermaid, from Surrealist Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Created in conjunction with Roy Lichtenstein's first commissioned public sculpture project for the Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts. The print image echoes that of the scu...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Modern Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph and screenprint printed in four colors (yellow, red, blue, black) on Arjomari wove paper Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right rf Lichtenstein ’71. A...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Imperfect Diptych 46 1/4’’ x 91 3/8’’, from: Imperfect Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Woodcut and Screenprint with collage in colours, 1988, on Archivart 4-ply Museum Board, signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition, printed & published by Gemini G.E.L., L...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Screen, Woodcut

Modern Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Sheet size: 30 7/8 x 30 7/8 inches Frame dimensions: 33 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches Printer: the Artist and Gemini G.E.L. Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles Catalogue raisonné: Corlett 1...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Screen

Still Life with Windmill
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Roy Lichtenstein Still Life with Windmill, 1973 Colored pencil on paper 5 x 8 ¾ inches (12.7 x 22.2 cm) NB: The work is included in the Roy Lichtenstein catalogue raisonné. Provena...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Color Pencil

Entablature IV
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint and collaged mat pink metallic foil with embossing on Rives BFK paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Entablature IV", 1976. Ha...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Metal, Foil

LITHO/LITHO
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Lithograph in colors on Special Arjomari with the Gemini G.E.L. blindstamps, Los Angeles. Sheet size 35 x 48 in. Image size 28.25 x 43....
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

STILL LIFE WITH LOBSTER
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. From the Six Still Lifes Series. Lithograph and screenprint on rives BFK paper. Co-published by Multiples, Inc. and Castelli Graphics, ...
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1970s Pop Art Interior Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

Mirror #6 (from Mirror Series), 1972
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Saugatuck, MI
A very rare Roy Lichtenstein limited edition artist proof hand-signed and numbered linocut and screen print inscribed "To Leo" as in Leo Castelli. The work was later purchased by Ge...
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1970s Pop Art Interior Prints

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Linocut, Screen

BLONDE
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Aventura, FL
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil, lower right. Blonde from the Surrealist Series (C.153). From the edition of 38. Image Size: 21.75 x 19.125 inches. Sheet size: 29.75 x 27 in. ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

  • BLONDE
  • BLONDE
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H 29.75 in. W 27 in.
Roy Lichtenstein 'Sailboats / Leo Castelli' Rare Original 1973 Poster Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Roy Lichtenstein (United States, 1923-1997) 'Sailboats', 1973 The image features Lichtenstein's pop art deconstruction of boats by the harbor from the painting 'Sailboats' from 197...
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Vintage 1970s French Contemporary Art

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Paper

Roy Lichtenstein 'Red Horseman / Leo Castelli' Rare Original 1975 Poster Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Roy Lichtenstein (United States, 1923-1997) 'Red Horseman', 1975 This image features the painting 'The Red Horseman' from 1974, one of pop art's most iconic images. The print was m...
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

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Paper

Roy Lichtenstein 'Modern Painting of Sun Rays' Rare Original 1972 Poster Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Roy Lichtenstein (United States, 1923-1997) 'Modern Painting of Sun Rays', 1972 The image features Lichtenstein's iconic painting 'Modern Painting of Sun Rays' from 1967. A beautif...
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

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Paper

Roy Lichtenstein, (Lichtenstein Studio Southampton), New York 1977
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Lucerne, CH
Signature:signed and certified by the estate of the artist Provenance: Horst Estate
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1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Roy Lichtenstein, (Lichtenstein Studio Southampton), New York 1977
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Lucerne, CH
Signature:signed and certified by the estate of the artist Provenance: Horst Estate
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1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Roy Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Studio Southampton), New York 1977
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Lucerne, CH
Signature:signed and certified by the estate of the artist Provenance: Horst Estate
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1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Roy Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Studio Southampton), New York 1977
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Lucerne, CH
Signature:signed and certified by the estate of the artist Provenance: Horst Estate
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1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Twin Mirrors, 1970
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1970, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right.
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Untitled Head I
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in San Diego, CA
Edition 38/75 Brass sculpture with incised signature, dated 1970 25 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 29 x 12 x 9 inches with plexiglass box
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1970s Sculptures

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Brass

Modern Head #4
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
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 deta...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Screen

Flowers 1973
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Screenprint on white wove paper. Edition of 380. Plate signed 'rfl' in right lower corner. Numbered on separate adhesive card on reverse. Homage to cubism by Roy Lichtenstein the Pop...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Screen

Modern Head #5, from Modern Head Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Bethesda, MD
1970 Embossed graphite with die-cut Strathmore paper overlay 28" x 19 1/2" ed. 100
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Graphite

Bull Head III
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Bull Head III, 1973 Lithograph, screenprint and line-cut 25 x 32 15/16 inches Edition of 100 Signed and numbered and dated in pencil LICX125A
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1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Screen

Bull Profile Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Fort Worth, TX
Series of Roy Lichtenstein's "Bull Profile Series"
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1970s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #5
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein’s Modern Head #5 is one of a five piece series. Each piece in the series was contrived using a different medium and artistic method, ultimately making each work dist...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Bull Head III
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs Signed, numbered and dated in pencil
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1970s Prints and Multiples

Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6"
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Roy Lichtenstein, circa 1972, signed. Edition 57/80.
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6"
  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6"
  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6"
  • Roy Lichtenstein "Mirror 6"
H 46.00 in. W 36.00 in. D 1.00 in.
Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #5
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein’s Modern Head #5 is one of a five piece series. Each piece in the series was contrived using a different medium and artistic method, ultimately making each work dist...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"Bicentennial" Lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A graphic "Bicentennial" Lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein from America: The Third Century Portfolio. Signed, dated and numbered 89/200. Cat. Rais. 136, Corlett Fine Found./Pub. Syr...
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

Large Lichtenstein Poster for Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A color lithograph of Roy Lichtenstein's (1923-1997) original 1978 "Stepping Out" painting that was printed for his 1979 exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in NY.
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Vintage 1970s American Posters

1974 After Roy Lichtenstein 'Sailboats' Pop Art Offset Lithograph
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 4.25 x 6 inches ( 10.795 x 15.24 cm ) Image Size: 4 x 4.5 inches ( 10.16 x 11.43 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Authentic original postcard ...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Finger Pointing -- Screen Print, Human Hand, Pop Art by Roy Lichtenstein
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
ROY LICHTENSTEIN Finger Pointing, 1973 Screenprint in colours, on wove With the artist's copyright inkstamp verso Numbered from the edition of 300 From The New York Collection for S...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Finger Pointing -- Screen Print, Human Hand, Pop Art by Roy Lichtenstein
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
ROY LICHTENSTEIN Finger Pointing, 1973 Screenprint in colours, on wove With the artist's copyright inkstamp verso Numbered from the edition of 300 From The New York Collection for S...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Large Roy Lichtenstein Poster for Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition, 1979
By (after) Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large Roy Lichtenstein poster for Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition, 1979.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

Signed Roy Lichtenstein Poster:Artist's Studio,Look Mikey,1973
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Roy Lichtenstein 1973 signed Pop Art Poster, title:Artist's Studio Look Mikey,printed Offset lithograph.
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

Still LIfe with Lobster
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
From the Six Still Lifes Series created in 1974, this work is part of six works created by the artist in 1974 in coordination with Castelli Graphics, NY. It is a classic still life ...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Flowers
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Medium: Screenprint on white, wove paper Title: Flowers Year: 1973 Edition: 380 Framed Size: 25 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches Sheet Size: 16 x 9 15/16 inches Reference...
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1970s Still-life Prints

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Screen

  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
H 25.25 in. W 18.5 in.
"Modern Painting of Sun Rays" Signed Color Silkscreen Roy Lichenstein
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). "Modern Painting of Sun Rays". Color silkscreen. 1967. Printed 1972. Signed in pencil, lower right. Very light cream smooth sturdy wove paper....
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Vintage 1970s American Posters

Nude On a Beach
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Roy Lichtenstein Nude On Beach 1978 Lithograph on Arches paper 25 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. Edition of 38 Pencil signed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA b...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Bicentennial Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph and screenprint in 7 colors (red, blue, yellow, green, gray, olive, black) on wove paper Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower center rf Lichtenste...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Modern Print
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph and screenprint printed in four colors (yellow, red, blue, black) on Special Arjomari wove paper. Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right rf Lichtenste...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Modern Head Relief
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Brass edition relief sculpture, incised signed, dated '70' and numbered on a plaque affixed to the reverse, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (embossed with their stamp). Gemin...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

  • Modern Head Relief
  • Modern Head Relief
  • Modern Head Relief
  • Modern Head Relief
H 24 in. W 17.75 in. D 0.75 in.
Nude on Beach, from Surrealist Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
From the "Surrealist" series, 1978. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('78) and numbered in pencil, lower right. Six colors, in six runs, five from aluminum plates and one...
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1970s Surrealist Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Bull Head II
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph, screenprint and line-cut printed in 6 colors (yellow, green, blue, brown, light blue, black) on Arjomari wove paper Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margi...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Bull Head II
  • Bull Head II
H 21.13 in. W 28.07 in.
Bull Profile Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Medium: Screenprint, lithograph, and linocut Sheet size: 27 x 35 inches, each Printer: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA Edition size: 100, pl...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Screen

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Roy Lichtenstein Biography and Important Works

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the principal figures of the American Pop art movement, along with Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg.

Drawing inspiration from comic strips, Lichtenstein appropriated techniques commercial printing in his paintings, introducing a vernacular sensibility to the visual landscape of contemporary art. He employed visual elements such as the halftone dots that comprise a printed image, and a comic-inspired use of primary colors gave his paintings their signature “Pop” palette.

Born and raised in New York City, Lichtenstein enjoyed Manhattan’s myriad cultural offerings and comic books in equal measure. He began painting seriously as a teenager, studying watercolor painting at the Parsons School of Design in the late 1930s, and later at the Art Students League, where he worked with American realist painter Reginald Marsh. He began his undergraduate education at Ohio State University in 1940, and after a three year-stint in the United States Army during World War II, he completed his bachelor’s degree and then his master’s in fine arts. The roots of Lichtenstein’s interest in the convergence of high art and popular culture are evident even in his early years in Cleveland, where in the late 1940s, he taught at Ohio State, designed window displays for a department store and painted his own pieces.

Working at the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1950s, Lichtenstein deliberately eschewed the sort of painting that was held in high esteem by the art world and chose instead to explore the visual world of print advertising and comics. This gesture of recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context would become a trademark of Lichtenstein’s artistic style, as well as a vehicle for his critique of the concept of good taste. His 1963 painting Whaam! confronts the viewer with an impact scene from a 1962-era issue of DC Comics’ All American Men of War. Isolated from its larger context, this image combines the playful lettering and brightly colored illustration of the original comic with a darker message about military conflict at the height of the Cold War. Crying Girl from the same year featured another of Lichtenstein’s motifs — a woman in distress, depicted with a mixture of drama and deadpan humor. His work gained a wider audience by creating a comic-inspired mural for the New York State Pavilion of the 1964 World's Fair, he went on to be represented by legendary New York gallerist Leo Castelli for 30 years.

In the 1970s and ’80s, Lichtenstein experimented with abstraction and began exploring basic elements of painting, as in this 1989 work Brushstroke Contest. In addition to paintings in which the brushstroke itself became the central subject, in 1984 he created a large-scale sculpture called Brushstrokes in Flight for the Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio. Still Life with Windmill from 1974 and the triptych Cow Going Abstract from 1982 both demonstrate a break from his earlier works where the subjects were derived from existing imagery. Here, Lichtenstein paints subjects more in line with the norms of art history — a pastoral scene and a still life — but he has translated their compositions into his signature graphic style, in which visual elements of printed comics are still a defining feature.

Lichtenstein’s work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, and many others. He was awarded National Medal of Arts in 1995, two years before he passed away.

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