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.

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HAYSTACK SERIES #1 TO 7
HAYSTACK SERIES #1 TO 7
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
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. Published b...
REFLECTIONS ON SODA FOUNTAIN
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen Print
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 and ...
RECLINING NUDE
RECLINING NUDE
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
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. bl...
SALUTE TO AIRMAIL
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 27. ...
STILL LIFE WITH PORTRAIT
STILL LIFE WITH PORTRAIT
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
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-publ...
NUDE IN THE WOODS
NUDE IN THE WOODS
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
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 thei...
TITLED

Roy Lichtenstein

TITLED
Roy Lichtenstein
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen Print, 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. Im...
LITHO/LITHO

Roy Lichtenstein

LITHO/LITHO
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints
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 43.635...
BICENTENNIAL PRINT
BICENTENNIAL PRINT
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
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, wit...
As I opened fired
As I opened fired
Roy Lichtenstein
Mid-20th Century Pop Art More Prints
Lithograph
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923 – 1997) As I opened fire One signed ‘R. Lichtenstein’ (lower right, in pencil) Offset lithograph on wove paper An edition of 3 parts from the Stedeli...
THE COUPLE

Roy Lichtenstein

THE COUPLE
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
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 13 ...
TWO PAINTINGS: DAGWOOD
TWO PAINTINGS: DAGWOOD
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print, Lithograph
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 Angele...
INDUSTRY AND THE ARTS II
INDUSTRY AND THE ARTS II
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
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: 17.125 ...
STILL LIFE WITH LOBSTER
STILL LIFE WITH LOBSTER
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Interior Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
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, New...
HEAD

Roy Lichtenstein

HEAD
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
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 G....
BLONDE

Roy Lichtenstein

BLONDE
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints
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 cond...
Reflections on Crash

Roy Lichtenstein

Reflections on Crash
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Pop Art Figurative Prints
PVC, Lithograph, Screen Print
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 depicts a pil...
The Mask from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Graphicstudio blindstamp lower right . Published Waddington Graphics, L...
ART: THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS 80TH ANNIVERS...
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints
Screen Print
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.
Girl

Roy Lichtenstein

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 Print
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 well ...
Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck

Roy Lichtenstein

Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
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 by R...
Green Face, from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) and numbered in pencil with Graphicstudio blindstamp lower right . Published Waddington Graphics, L...
American Indian Theme V
American Indian Theme V
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
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 blo...
Brushstroke: Leo Castelli Gallery
Brushstroke: Leo Castelli Gallery
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Lithograph, Offset Print
An original offset lithograph exhibition poster by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Brushstroke: Leo Castelli Gallery", 1965. Poster produced to announce Lichtenstei...
Landscape with Red Sky Poster

Roy Lichtenstein

Landscape with Red Sky Poster
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Offset Print
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. Printed...
Untitled

Roy Lichtenstein

Untitled
Roy Lichtenstein
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
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 cop...
Joanna (III.24)

Roy Lichtenstein

Joanna (III.24)
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph, Offset Print
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. Edition s...
Brushstroke
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Screen Print
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, recto P...
Twin Mirrors

Roy Lichtenstein

Twin Mirrors
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Graphic / Screenprint 1970 Twin Mirrors $12,800 This is #218 in an edition of 250. Signed. 39" x 26" Framed 41" x 28
Flowers

Roy Lichtenstein

Flowers
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Still-life Prints
Screen Print
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: C...
Vintage Offset Lithograph 'Brushstroke' Roy Lichte...
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Screen Print
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 City ...
Brushstrokes
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Brushstrokes United States, 1967 Screen print in colours, on wove paper Dimensions: 58 × 78.2 cm (22 4/5 × 30 4/5 in) Edition of 300: Hand signed ...
Brushstroke (Leo Castelli Gallery Invitation)
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Abstract Prints
Offset Print
Original invitation mailer by Leo Castelli to announce Roy Lichtenstein’s exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, 20 November – 16 December 1965. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Bru...
Crying Girl (Leo Castelli Gallery Invitation)
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Portrait Prints
Offset Print
Created in 1963, as an invitation to the opening of Roy Lichtenstein’s first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Original post stamps on the back. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997...
Dr Waldman, from Expressionist Woodcut Series
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Portrait Prints
Woodcut Print
Woodcut with embossing on Arches Cover paper. From Expressionist Woodcut Series. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, numbered and dated '80 in pencil lower right. Blind stamp lower right, cop...
Paris Review

Roy Lichtenstein

Paris Review
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Pop Art Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Roy Lichtenstein Paris Review, 1966 screenprint, Ed. 60/150 40 x 25-3/4” – art size 52-1/4 x 37-3/4” – framed The screenprint is a limited edition of 150 copies as part of the poster ...
Red & Yellow Apple

Roy Lichtenstein

Red & Yellow Apple
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Woodcut Print
From the Seven Apple Woodcuts series. Printed and published by Petersburg Press, Inc., London & New York. Signed lower right and numbered and dated in pencil. Seven colors in seven run...
Virtual Interior: Portrait of a Duck C. 294
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Contemporary Animal Prints
Screen Print
Hand signed "rf Lichtenstein" numbered and dated in pencil lower right corner. Printed by Noblet Serigraphie, Inc. New York in collaboration with Jean-Yves Noblet and Peter Masson. 14 c...
Mirror #7

Roy Lichtenstein

Mirror #7
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Interior Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
Price includes framing
Bull Head III

Roy Lichtenstein

Bull Head III
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Screen Print
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
Chanterelle Menu Cover

Roy Lichtenstein

Chanterelle Menu Cover
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Still-life Prints
Lithograph, Offset Print
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Medium: Offset Lithograph Title: Chanterelle Menu Cover Year: 1990 Edition Size: 800 Framed Size: 14 1/2 x 25 inches A new menu cover was created about every 6...
Guild Hall East Hampton Poster

Roy Lichtenstein

Guild Hall East Hampton Poster
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Screen Print
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 only 200 were ...
Mirror #7

Roy Lichtenstein

Mirror #7
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Interior Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Roy Lichtenstein Mirror #7 1972 Lithograph and Screenprint on Special Arjomari paper 39 x 25 1/2 in. 7/80 Pencil signed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA...
Red Barn

Roy Lichtenstein

Red Barn
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Screen Print
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 numbered ...
Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers
Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers
Roy Lichtenstein
1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints
Lithograph, Screen Print
Roy Lichtenstein Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, 1974 lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper 37h x 52w in
Composition IV

Roy Lichtenstein

Composition IV
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
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. (56....
I Love Liberty

Roy Lichtenstein

I Love Liberty
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
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 25...
Joanna

Roy Lichtenstein

Joanna
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Landscape Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Medium: Original offset lithograph on white wove paper Title: Joanna Year: 1968 Sheet Size: 24" x 18" Reference: Corlett III.24 Signed: Hand signed
Composition IV
Composition IV
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Screen Print
Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, numbered and dated '95 in pencil, recto lower right margin. Published by Roy Lichtenstein and Kennedy for Senate with blindstamp lower right (Brand X). Prin...
I Love Liberty

Roy Lichtenstein

I Love Liberty
Roy Lichtenstein
1980s Contemporary Landscape Prints
Screen Print
Numbered and Signed rf Lichtenstein, and dated '82 in pencil lower right verso. Published by the artist and People for the American Way, Washington, D.C. Printed by La Paloma, Los Angel...
Reflections on an Expressionist Painting
Reflections on an Expressionist Painting
Roy Lichtenstein
20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
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 Lichtenstein...
Reflections on Expressionist Painting
Roy Lichtenstein
1990s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Wax, Screen Print
Screenprint in encaustic wax and magna on 638-g/m cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper. From "The Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary" portfolio. Hand numbered, signed rf Lichtenstein and...
Fish and Sky

Roy Lichtenstein

Fish and Sky
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Prints and Multiples
Lenticular, Screen Print
ROY LICHTENSTEIN 1923-1997 New York 1923-1997 (American) Title: Fish and Sky, 1967 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Screenprint on Gelatine Silver Print with 3D Lenticul...
Untitled

Roy Lichtenstein

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), meas...
Untitled

Roy Lichtenstein

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 measuring ...
Shipboard Girl

Roy Lichtenstein

Shipboard Girl
Roy Lichtenstein
1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples
Lithograph, Offset Print
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.)....
Two Apples

Roy Lichtenstein

Two Apples
Roy Lichtenstein
Late 20th Century Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Woodcut Print
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 pencil...