Roy Lichtenstein Art

Roy Lichtenstein (USA, 1923–97)

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 the 1962 DC Comic 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.

Brushstrokes
Brushstrokes
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Screen
Hand signed rf Lichtenstein in pencil and numbered. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, for the Pasadena Art Museum, California. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisonne 19...
Brushstroke
Brushstroke
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Brushstroke, 1965 Medium: Screen print on paper Dimensions: 58.2 × 72.1 cm (22 9/10 × 28 2/5 in) Edition of 280: Hand signed and numbered, rect...
Crying Girl
Crying Girl
Roy Lichtenstein
Mid-20th Century Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Offset
From the original printing with folds, unsigned and unnumbered as issued 
 (Created in 1963 as an invitation to the opening of Lichtenstein’s first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery...
Two Apples
Two Apples
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Woodcut
As one of seven original woodcut prints in the artist’s Seven Apple Woodcut series, Two Apples is a beautiful example of the prints in this series. Signed, dated and numbered in pen...
Haystack Series
Haystack Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Landscape Prints
Lithograph
A complete set of seven lithographs. Each sheet is signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin
Imperfect 63 3/8" x 88 7/8"
Imperfect 63 3/8" x 88 7/8"
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Abstract Prints
Screen, Woodcut
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Medium: Original woodcut and screenprint on 3-ply Supra 100 paper Title: Imperfect 63 3/8" x 88 7/8" Year: 1988 Edition: 29/45 Framed Size: 94 7/8 x 69 5/16 ...
Landscape with Red Sky Poster
Landscape with Red Sky Poster
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Offset
An original offset-lithograph exhibition poster on wove paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Landscape with Red Sky Poster", 1985. Limited edition: 500. Prin...
Vintage Offset Lithograph 'CRAK' Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Castelli Poster
Vintage Offset Lithograph 'CRAK' Roy Lichtenste...
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Screen
This is a offset lithograph in colors. it is a beautiful piece in nice condition. this is not signed in pencil. Crak! (sometimes Crack!) is a 1963 pop art lithograph by Roy Lichtenst...
Foot Medication by Roy Lichtenstein 1963
Foot Medication by Roy Lichtenstein 1963
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Offset
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein, American (1923 - 1997) Title: Foot Medication (C. App. 3) Year: 1963 Medium: Offset Lithograph Poster, signed in pencil Image Size: 15.5 x 15.75 inches ...
This Must Be the Place (C. III.20), by Roy Lich...
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Offset
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein, American (1923 - 1997) Title: This Must Be the Place (C. III.20) Year: 1965 Medium: Offset Lithograph, signed in the plate and in pencil l.r. Image Size: 21...
Reflections on Crash
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints
PVC, Lithograph, Screen
A lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized pvc collage by Pop Artist Roy Lichentenstein. "Reflections on Crash" is executed in brilliant primary colors and black and ...
Joanna
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Offset
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Joanna, 1968 Medium: Offset lithograph on white wove paper Dimensions: 51.8 x 70.3 cm Edition size unknown: Hand signed “rf Lichtenstein” in pe...
Untitled
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Contemporary Mixed Media
This Lichtenstein plate, commissioned by Rosenthal/Germany, is hand-colored porcelain, stamp signed and inscribed  “Kunstlerplatzteller" / "Rosenthal Studio-Linie Germany" (verso), m...
Reflections on an Expressionist Painting
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen
One of seven prints in the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary portfolio created in 1990 to support the refurbishment of the famed institution, this original screenprint by Roy Lichtenst...
Composition IV
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen
Created as a screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein in 1995, Composition IV – also referred to as Musical Notes – is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil, measuring 22 ¼ x 27 3/8 in. (...
Red and Yellow Apple
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Prints and Multiples
Woodcut
As one of seven original woodcut prints in the artist’s Seven Apple Woodcut series, Red and Yellow Apple is a beautiful example of the prints in this series.  Signed, dated and numbe...
Green Face, from Brushstroke Figures
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Wax, Lithograph, Screen, Woodcut
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Roy Lichtenstein Green Face, from Brushstroke Figures 1989 Lithograph, Waxtype, Woodcut and screenprint on 638-g/m2 cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper 59...
Nude, from Brushstroke Figures
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Wax, Lithograph, Screen, Woodcut
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Roy Lichtenstein Nude, from Brushstroke Figures 1989 Lithograph, Waxtype, Woodcut and screenprint on 638-g/m2 cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper 56 1/4 x...
Mask, from Brushstroke Figures
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Screen, Woodcut
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Roy Lichtenstein Mask, from Brushstroke Figures 1989 Lithograph, Waxtype, Collage, Woodcut and screenprint on 638-g/m2 cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper ...
Crak!
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art More Prints
Lithograph
Crak!, 1963-64 Yellow and Red Colored offset lithograph 1960's American Pop Art French Brunette Woman with Red Beret "Now, Mes Petits...Pour La France!" 18.5 x 27 inches, 31 x 39 i...
I Love Liberty
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen
A remarkable screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein created in 1982, I Love Liberty is signed, dated and numbered in pencil, measures  38 3/8 x 27 1/8 in. (97.5 x 69 cm) from the edition of...
Untitled
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Abstract Prints
Porcelain
Untitled by Roy Lichtenstein (after). This hand-painted porcelain plate was created by in 1990. Stamp signed (recto), inscribed and numbered (verso), from the edition of 3000 measuri...
Red Lamp
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
The Art Takes Care Benefit for the Village Nursing Home (an AIDS and geriatric care facility) in New York, was initiated by Leo Castelli as a celebration of the gallery’s 35th annive...
Nude on Beach
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
From the artist’s, Surrealist Series, Nude on Beach is an original lithograph created by the artist in 1978. It is signed, dated and numbered in pencil and measures 25 ¾ x 24 ½ in. ...
Shipboard Girl
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Offset
This offset lithograph in colors on thin wove paper was created in 1965. Signed by the artist in pencil from the edition of unknown size, it measures 27 ¼ x 20 ¼ inches (69 x 51.5 cm...
Nude from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Graphicstudio blindstamp lower right . Published Waddington Graphics...
Brushstroke on Canvas
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Lithograph
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Tyler Graphic Ltd blindstamp lower right, Metropolitan Museum blinds...
Red Barn
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Screen
An original signed screenprint by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Red Barn", 1969. Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower left "rf Lichtenstein '69" and number...
Guild Hall East Hampton Poster
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Screen
An original signed screenprint poster on wove paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Guild Hall East Hampton", 1980. Limited edition: 1,000, though o...
ENTABLATURE VIII
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Paper, Lithograph, Screen
Hand signed in pencil, dated and numbered by the artist. From the Entablature series (C. 145). Screenprint, lithograph and collage with embossing in colors on Rives BFK wove paper. P...
LANDSCAPE 8
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Mylar
Hand signed, numbered and dated on verso. Landscape 8, from Ten Landscapes (C. 58). Iridescent silver Mylar collage on opaque black Rowlux and gray moire Rowlux. The full sheet, moun...
AMERICAN INDIAN THEME V
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Numbered 'AP 14' (an artist's proof, the edition was 50). From American Indian Theme Series (C. 164; T. 350). Woodcut in colors on Suzu...
SALUTE TO AIRMAIL
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures
Copper
Chromium-plated copper sculpture with original black base. Incised initials by the artist. Stamp numbered. Published by the International Collectors Society, New York. Corlett page 2...
STILL LIFE WITH PORTRAIT
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Screen, Paper
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Still Life with Portrait, from Six Still Lifes Series (C. 131). Lithograph and screenprint in colors with debossing, on Rives BFK. Co-p...
NUDE IN THE WOODS
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. From Expressionist Woodcut Series (C. 174). Woodcut in colors with embossing on Arches. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with t...
TITLED
Roy Lichtenstein
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen, Rag Paper
Hand signed, date and numbered by the artist. Screenprint in colors on Coventry Rag paper. Co-published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, with full margins....
LITHO/LITHO
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Paper, Lithograph
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....
BICENTENNIAL PRINT
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Screen
Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. From America: The Third Century Portfolio (Corlett 136). Lithograph and screenprint in colors on wove paper. Printed by Styria Studio, ...
THE COUPLE
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut
The Couple, from The Expressionist Woodcut Series. Woodcut in colors with embossing, on Arches Cover paper. Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil. Edition of 50 (there were also ...
TWO PAINTINGS: DAGWOOD
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Paper, Woodcut
Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil. From "Paintings" Series (C. 207; G. 1146). Woodcut and lithograph printed in colors on Arches 88 paper. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Ang...
INDUSTRY AND THE ARTS II
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Screen
Screenprint in colors, on C. M. Fabriano paper. Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil by the artist. Published by Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan, with full margins. Image: 17.1...
STILL LIFE WITH LOBSTER
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Interior Prints
Paper, Lithograph, Screen
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, ...
HEAD
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil. From Expressionist Woodcut Series. Woodcut in colors with embossing on Arches Cover paper. Gemini, 31.72. Co-published by the artist and Gemini...
BLONDE
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Paper, Lithograph
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil, lower right. Blonde from the Surrealist Series (C.153). Image Size: 21.75 x 19.125 inches. Sheet size: 29.75 x 27 in. Artwork is in excellent c...
RECLINING NUDE
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Reclining Nude, from Expressionist Woodcut Series (C. 172). Woodcut in colors with embossing, 1980, on Arches Cover. Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil. With the Gemini G.E.L....
REFLECTIONS ON SODA FOUNTAIN
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen, Paper
Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil. Screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK. (C. 257; G. 1498). Co-published by the artist and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps a...
HAYSTACK SERIES #1 TO 7
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Paper, Lithograph, Screen
The complete Haystack Series of six lithograph and screenprints in colors, on Rives BFK paper, and one relief print on wove paper. Each signed, numbered and dated in pencil. Publishe...
The Mask from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Graphicstudio blindstamp lower right . Published Waddington Graphics...
ART: THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS 80TH ANNIV...
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints
Screen, Paper
Hand signed by the artist. Screenprint in Colors on Wove Paper. Frame size: 43 x 60.75 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. All reasonabl...
Girl
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Medium: Lithograph on white wove paper Title: Girl Portfolio: 1¢ Life Year: 1963 Edition Size: 2000 Framed Size: 19 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches
Roy Lichtenstein The World's Fair
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art More Art
Offset
Roy Lichtenstein designed the cover for this April 1964 issue of Art in America, depicting a “pop panorama” of the New York World’s Fair. A must have Pop Art collectible that is we...
Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Prints and Multiples
Screen
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 b...
Green Face, from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Graphicstudio blindstamp lower right . Published Waddington Graphics...
American Indian Theme V
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut
From Amercan Indian Theme Series. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, numbered and dated '80 in pencil lower right. Blind stamp lower right. Six colors in six runs, from six birch ply-wood ...
Brushstroke: Leo Castelli Gallery
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Lithograph, Offset
An original offset lithograph exhibition poster by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Brushstroke: Leo Castelli Gallery", 1965. Poster produced to announce Lichtens...
Untitled
Roy Lichtenstein
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Screen
Created in support of the Art Production Fund in conjunction with the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, this original screenprint on a glossy paper plate contains a label (verso) with the ...
Joanna (III.24)
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Offset
An original signed offset-lithograph on white wove paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Joanna", 1968. Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower right. Editio...
Vintage Offset Lithograph 'Brushstroke' Roy Lic...
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Screen
This is a offset lithograph in colors. it is a beautiful piece in nice condition. this is not signed in pencil. Pop art artist, Roy Lichtenstein Born October 27, 1923 in New York Cit...
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