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Roy Lichtenstein Art

American, 1923-1997

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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Artist: Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein 'Real Estate' 1969
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) This Lichtenstein 'Real Estate' print in blue is a 1969 lithograph on Arches paper. There was an edition of 100 produced (there were also approximately ...
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1960s Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Entablature IV /// Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Large Design Architecture Pattern
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Title: "Entablature IV" Portfolio: Entablature Series *Signed and dated by Lichtenstein in pencil lower right Year: 1976 Medium: Original Screenprint and Collaged mat pink Metallic Foil with Embossing on Rives BFK paper Limited edition: 14/30, (there were also 9 artist's proofs) Printer: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY Reference: "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997" - Corlett No. 141, page 144; PCN 7 (July-August 1976); "Tyler Graphics Catalogue Raisonné 1974-1985" - Tyler No. 337:RL5, page 210 Framing: Framed in a contemporary white moulding with plexiglass and matted with a custom hand-wrapped 8 ply linen mat Framed size: 39.5" x 55" Sheet size: 29.19" x 44.82" Image size: 20.19" x 38" Condition: Some light cosmetic wear to frame; presently no hanging wire. The artwork is in mint condition Very rare Notes: Provenance: private company collection - Miami, FL, acquired directly from the publisher Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY in the 1970's. Numbered by Lichtenstein in pencil lower left. Comes from Lichtenstein's 1976 "Entablature Series" portfolio of 11 prints, (Corlett No. 138-148). Printed in six colors, in seven runs, from five screens, and one embossing plate. Collaboration: Kenneth Tyler (project supervision, plate/screen preparation, proofing, collage, and embossing); Kim Halliday (screen preparation and processing, proofing, and edition printing); Betty Fiske (proofing and edition printing). Swan Engraving processed the magnesium plate. Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop mark/blind stamp lower right. Workshop number inscribed in pencil lower left on verso: "RL75-197". Comes with its original Tyler Graphics "Entablature Series" booklet. Between 1971 and 1976 Lichtenstein produced two series of "Entablature" paintings, using photographs of architectural ornament he had taken in New York as the starting point for his compositions (see Cowart [1981]). The first "Entablature" paintings (1971-72) were black and white. The second group used color and were produced at roughly the same time the "Entablature" series of prints were in production at Tyler Graphics Ltd., 1974-76. The first discussions between Lichtenstein and Ken Tyler concerning the "Entablature" prints took place in May, 1974. As recorded in the Tyler catalogue raisonne, technical research for the project began in September 1974 and production was completed in April 1976. Lichtenstein produced one or more collages for each print in the series to serve as models for the plates and screens. Both the "Entablature" paintings and prints are intimately concerned with texture - the metallic paint and sand of the paintings, the foils and embossing/debossing techniques employed in the prints. The imagery itself - machined architectural ornament - takes technology as its subject. As Barbara Rose suggests, "That industrialism disrupted our notion of style as much as reproduction altered our conception of representation appears to be the subjects of Lichtenstein's "Entablatures". For each print in this series, the Tyler Graphics Ltd. catalogue raisonne gives exact method and press types, as well as the initials of the printers for each run. To complete certain phases of the project, Tyler employed the following companies: Drake Engineering, Danbury, CT (for machining of the metal die); Swan Engraving, Bridgeport, CT (for plate processing); Tallix Foundry, Beacon, NY (for bronze casting); and Tompkins Tooling, Gardena, CA (for machining of the metal die). The ten embossing plates for the series are now in the collection of the National Gallery, Canberra, Australia. Biography: American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27, 1923, and grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1960s, Lichtenstein became a leading figure of the new Pop Art movement. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein's bright, graphic works parodied American popular culture and the art world itself. He died in New York City on September 29, 1997. Lichtenstein was committed to his art until the end of his life, often spending at least 10 hours a day in his studio. His work was acquired by major museum collections around the world, and he received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1995. In 2013 the painting "Woman with Flowered Hat" set another record at $56.1 million as it was purchased by British jeweler Laurence Graff from American investor Ronald O. Perelman. This was topped in November of 2015 by the sale of "Nurse" for 95.4 million dollars at Christie's auction. Subsequently, that was topped with the private sale of his 1962 painting...
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1970s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Metal, Foil

Crying Girl Exhibition The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein at The Parrish Art Museum
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Washington Depot,, CT
This is a poster, done by Roy Lichtenstein for the Crying Girl Exhibition The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein at The Parrish Art Museum. It is signed by the artist and framed.
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset

Kiss II (Limited Edition Reversible Cotton Blanket Wall Hanging) 59" x 70" LARGE
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Kiss II, Reversible Beach Blanket/Towel, 2013 Cotton Terry LARGE: 59 × 70 × 3/10 inches (approx. 30 x 20 when folded) (note that the mea...
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2010s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Cotton, Screen, Mixed Media, Textile, Laid Paper

Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate (hand-signed letterhead)
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate (Inscribed letterhead): A rare hand-signed Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate letterhead circa 1969. Offset printed letterhead stationery on wove paper. Matt...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Paper

As I Opened Fire Triptych (Corlett App.5) suite of three individual prints, 1966
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein As I Opened Fire Triptych (Corlett App.5), 1966, ca. 2001 Set of three (3) Color Offset Lithographs on wove paper. Museum stamped verso. Unframed Museum stamped vers...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, 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 Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Forms in Space
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, numbered and dated '85 in pencil lower right. Printed by Studio Henrici, New York. Published by the artist, for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Univer...
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1980s Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Apple & Lemon (from the Seven Apple Woodcuts series) HAND SIGNED WOODCUT 1983
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997 Apple & Lemon (from the Seven Apple Woodcuts series) 1983 woodcut in colors on handmade Iwano Kizuki Hosho 31⅜ h × 41¾ w in (80 × 106 cm) Signed, titled a...
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1980s Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Woodcut

Art Critic
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, numbered and dated '96 in pencil lower left. Printed by Noblet Serigraphie Inc., New York. Produced as a benefit for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) ...
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1990s Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

The Oval Office
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed (rf Lichtenstein), numbered and dated ('92) in pencil, lower right. When making this piece Lichtenstein researched the interior of the Oval Office in the White House, Was...
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Night Scene
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Etching, aquatint and engraving in colours, 1980, on mould-made Lana paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered from edition of 32 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by...
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1980s Abstract Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Engraving, Etching, Aquatint

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 Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Imperfect Print for B.A.M.
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Woodcut and screenprint in colours, 1987, on Arches wove paper, signed and dated in pencil from the edition of 75, published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, from The Brooklyn Acade...
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1980s Abstract Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Color, Screen, Woodcut

Screenprinted Paper Plate Foundation & Estate authorized exclusively for Barneys
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Screenprinted Paper Plate, 2013 Silkscreen on Paper Plate Estate and foundation authorized (printed) signature on the back 0.2 inch (height) x 10.5 inches (diameter) Commemorative Roy Lichtenstein Paper Plate...
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2010s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen, Paper

Roy Lichtenstein De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai Signed New Fall of America
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Illustration for ‘De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972” (I), From ‘La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amérique (The New Fall of America)” Etching and aquatint on 250-gram V...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Etching

Lichtenstein De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai (II) Signed New Fall of America
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Illustration for ‘De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972” (II), From ‘La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amérique (The New Fall of America)” Etching and aquatint on 250-gram ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Etching

Entablature II, from Entablature Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Screenprint in colours with embossing and collage of gloss copper and mat pink metallic foil, 1976, on Rives BFK paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered from edition of 30 (there...
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1670s American Modern Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Roy Lichtenstein Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington 1991 Hand Signed
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington, 1991 Etching and aquatint on 250-gram Velin d'Arches paper 19 x 14 in.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Etching

Roy Lichtenstein Haystack #1, 1969 Hand Signed Pop Screenprint & Lithograph
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Haystack #1, 1969 Lithograph and screenprint on Rives BFK paper Signed, dated and numbered in pencil Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles Literature: Corlett 65
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Roy Lichtenstein Passage du Nord-Ouest Hand Signed New Fall of America
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Illustration for ‘Passage du Nord-Ouest’, From ‘La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amérique (The New Fall of America)” Etching and aquatint on 250-gram Velin d'Arches paper Ini...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Etching

Limited Ed. St. Louis Art museum poster Hand Signed & dated by Roy Lichtenstein
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980 (Hand Signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein), 1981 Offset lithograph. Hand signed and dated in ink Hand-signed by artist, H...
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Ink, Lithograph, Offset, Pencil, Graphite

Litho/Litho Hand Signed Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Lithograph Edition of 54
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Litho/Litho Lithograph on Special Arjomari paper Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles Corlett 101
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21st Century and Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Cow Going Abstract by Roy Lichtenstein (after)
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph printed in colours on wove paper 30 3/4 × 26 in 78.1 × 66 cm
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

Reflections on Hair
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Title: Reflections on Hair Portfolio: Reflections Medium: Lithograph, screenprint, relief and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset pape...
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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PVC, Lithograph, Screen

The Oval Office poster (hand signed, dated and inscribed by Roy Lichtenstein)
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein The Oval Office (hand signed, dated and inscribed by Roy Lichtenstein), 1992 Offset color lithograph (hand signed and inscribed to famous estate attorney) Edition of...
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Ink, Lithograph, Offset

As I Opened Fire (Triptych)
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
Roy Lichtenstein As I Opened Fire (Triptych), 1964 3 x individual Offset lithographs each is 62.9 × 52.7 cm
 Roy Lichtenstein, a key figure in the Pop Art m...
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1960s Modern Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

STILL LIFE WITH PITCHER AND FLOWERS
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Aventura, FL
Lithograph and screenprint in colors on Rives BFK paper. Hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein. Numbered 46/100 (there were also 10 artist's proofs). Published by Multiples, I...
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1970s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

Blue Face from the Brushstroke Figures Series
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Lithograph, waxtype woodcut and screenprint on 638-g/m cold-pressed Saunders Waterford Paper. From the "Brushstroke Figures" series, 1989. Hand signed rf Lichtenstein, dated ('89) a...
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1980s Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Screen, Woodcut

Sunrise
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this early color offset lithograph. Signed in pencil by Lichtenstein. Printed by Colorcraft, New York. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Catalo...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Color, Lithograph, Offset

The Red Horsemen (aka Equestrians) Modern Art Pavilion Seattle Art Museum Poster
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein at Modern Art Pavilion, Seattle Art Museum Limited Edition poster, 1976 Offset lithograph Limited Edition of 1500 22 1/2 × 28 inches Unframed This limited edition o...
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1970s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Roy Lichtenstein at CSU, rarely seen exhibition catalogue
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein at CSU, rarely seen exhibition catalogue, 1982 Softback exhibition catalogue with 2 very cool vellum pages with the Benday dots 11 × 8 1/2 inches This softcover cata...
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Roy Lichtenstein Spray Can from 1¢ Life
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Title: Spray Can Portfolio: 1¢ Life Medium: Lithograph on white wove paper Year: 1963 Edition: 2000 Frame Size: 21 1/4" x 19 1/4" Sheet Size: 16" x 11 1/2" I...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein Tryptich "as I opened fire" 1966 Stedelijk Museum Amsterd
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY "As I opened fire" is a lithograph triptych by Roy Lichtenstein whose provenance is printed on verso: Coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Editions were copyrighted by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and corrected with the original and printed in the Netherlands. Each piece measures: 25 1/8" h x 20 5/8" w. Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s through the 90’s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Most of Lichtenstein's best-known works are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels, a subject he largely abandoned in 1965. Lichtenstein's Still Life paintings, sculptures and drawings, which span from 1972 through the early 1980s, cover a variety of motifs and themes, including the most traditional such as fruit, flowers, and vases. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be "disruptive". He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. Wham!, and Drowning Girl Look Mickey proved to be his most influential works. His most expensive piece is Masterpiece which was sold for $165 million in January 2017. Lichtenstein received both his Bachelors and Masters at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio where he taught for ten years. In 1967, he moved back to upstate New York and began teaching again. It was at this time that he adopted the Abstract Expressionist style, being a late convert to this style of painting. Lichtenstein began teaching in upstate New York at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1958. About this time, he began to incorporate hidden images of cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny into is abstract works. In 1960, he started teaching atRutgers University where he was heavily influenced by Allan Kaprow, who was also a teacher at the university. This environment helped reignite his interest in Proto-pop imagery. In 1961, Lichtenstein began his first pop paintings using cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing. This phase would continue to 1965, and included the use of advertising imagery suggesting consumerism and homemaking. His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey (1961), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.) This piece came from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said; "I bet you can't paint as good as that, eh, Dad?" In the same year he produced six other works with recognizable characters from gum wrappers and cartoons. It was at this time that Lichtenstein began to find fame not just in America but worldwide. He moved back to New York to be at the center of the art scene in 1964 to concentrate on his painting. Lichtenstein used oil and Magna (early acrylic) paint in his best known works, such as Drowning Girl (1963), which was appropriated from the lead story in DC Comics’ Secret Hearts No. 83, drawn by Tony Abruzzo. (Drowning Girl now hangs in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.) Drowning Girl also features thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day dots, as if created by photographic reproduction. Of his own work Lichtenstein would say that the Abstract Expressionists "put things down on the canvas and responded to what they had done, to the color positions and sizes. My style looks completely different, but the nature of putting down lines pretty much is the same; mine just don't come out looking calligraphic, like Pollock’s or Kline’s. Rather than attempt to reproduce his subjects, Lichtenstein's work tackled the way in which the mass media portrays them. He would never take himself too seriously, however, saying: "I think my work is different from comic strips – but I wouldn't call it transformation; I don't think that whatever is meant by it is important to art.” When Lichtenstein's work was first exhibited, many art critics of the time challenged its originality. His work was harshly criticized as vulgar and empty. The title of a Life magazine article in 1964 asked, "Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?" Lichtenstein responded to such claims by offering responses such as the following: "The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content. However, my work is entirely transformed in that my purpose and perception are entirely different. I think my paintings are critically transformed, but it would be difficult to prove it by any rational line of argument.” In 1969, Lichtenstein was commissioned by Gunter Sachs to create Composition and Leda and the Swan, for the collector's Pop Art bedroom suite at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, Lichtenstein received major commissions for works in public places: the sculptures Lamp (1978) in St. Mary's, Georgia; Mermaid (1979) in Miami Beach; the 26 feet tall Brushstrokes in Flight (1984, moved in 1998) at John Glenn Columbus International Airport; the five-storey high Mural with Blue Brushstroke (1984–85) at the Equitable Center, New York and El Cap de Barcelona (1992) in Barcelona. In 1994, Lichtenstein created the 53-foot-long, enamel-on-metal Times Square Mural in Times Square subway station. In 1977, he was commissioned by BMW to paint a Group 5 Racing Version of the BMW 320i for the third installment in the BMW Art Car Project. The DreamWorks Records logo was his last completed project. "I'm not in the business of doing anything like that (a corporate logo) and don't intend to do it again," allows Lichtenstein. "But I know Mo Ostin and David Geffen and it seemed interesting. In 1996 the The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. became the largest single repository of the artist's work when Lichtenstein donated 154 prints and 2 books. The Art Institute of Chicago has several important works by Lichtenstein in its permanent collection, including Brushstroke with Spatter (1966) and Mirror No. 3 (Six Panels) (1971). The personal holdings of Lichtenstein's widow, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation number in the hundreds. In Europe, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne has one of the most comprehensive Lichtenstein holdings with Takka Takka (1962), Nurse (1964), Compositions I (1964), besides the Frankfurt Museum fur Modern Kunst with We Rose Up slowly (1964), and Yellow and Green Brushstrokes...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein Girl from 1¢ Life
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Title: Girl Portfolio: 1¢ Life Medium: Lithograph on white wove paper Date: 1963 Edition: 2000 Frame Size: 20 3/4" x 18 5/8" Sheet Size: 16 1/4" x 11 1/2" Im...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Fish and Sky
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Fish and Sky 1967 23 3/4 x 20 in. Artist's Proof from the rare limited edition Original serigraph on gelatin photographic print mounted on three-dimensional len...
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1960s Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Mixed Media

The Oval Office limited edition political button for Clinton-Gore
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
ROY LICHTENSTEIN Clinton Gore (Limited Edition Campaign Button), 1992 Mixed Media Screenprint on political button (Plate Signed Roy Lichtenstein) 1 3/...
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Metal

The Red Horsemen (Equestrians) signed offset lithograph poster with Olympic COA
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein The Red Horsemen, aka The Equestrians (with COA from the 1984 Olympic Committee), 1982 Limited Edition Offset Lithograph on Parsons Diploma Parchment Paper. Pencil...
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset, Pencil, Lithograph

Art About Art, iconic Whitney Museum of American Pop Art lithographic poster
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Art About Art Whitney Museum of American Art 1978 poster, 1978 Offset lithograph poster Frame included: held in the original vintage frame Provenance: from the collection of Jack Martin...
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1970s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Interior with Chair (Leo Castelli 90th Birthday Portfolio), 1997
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Greenwich, CT
Interior with Chair from the Leo Castelli 90th Birthday Portfolio is a serigraph on paper, 27 x 20.5 inches image size, signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '97' lower right and numbere...
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20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen, Paper

Mirror #9 (C.114, Mirror Series), 1972
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Greenwich, CT
Mirror #9 (C.114) from the Mirror Series is a screenprint and lithograph on paper, 30 x 21.18 inches, signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '72' lower center margin and framed in a contemporary white frame. Catalog - Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein - A Catalogue Raisonne 1948 - 1997, Hudson Hills Press, NY and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, pg.126, #114. About Lichtenstein’s Mirror Series (taken from Corlett): Mirrors were an important subject in Lichtenstein’s paintings and prints of the early 1970s. From late 1969 to 1972 he painted over forty canvases depicting this subject. The first print was in 1970, with Twin Mirrors (cat. no.102) for the Guggenheim Museum. In 1972 he also produced Mirror (cat. No. 115) at Styria Studio, in addition to this Gemini G.E.L. series of nine prints. In the mid-seventies he took up the subject in sculpture, and he returned to it in prints as recently 1990, with Mirror (cat. No 246). In addition, he has often explored the related theme of reflections, incorporating them in various paintings and in several print series: Reflections (1990; cat. Nos. 239 – 245), Interiors (1990, published 1991; cat. nos. 247 – 54), and Water Lilies (1992; cat. nos. 261 – 66). This Gemini group (catalog nos. 1-6 - 114) utilizes lithography, screenprint, line-cut, and embossing... In an interview with Lawrence Alloway, Lichtenstein noted: “You know, I am always impressed by how artificial things look – like descriptions of office furniture in newspapers. It is the most dry kind of drawing, as in the Mirrors. They really only look like mirrors if someone tells you they do. Only once you know that, they may be moved as far as possible from realism, but you want it to be taken for realism. It becomes as stylized as you can get away with, in an ordinary sense, not stylish.” As Jack Cowart has commented: “One would not actually stand in front of a Lichtenstein Mirror...
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20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Mirror #7 (C.112), 1972
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Greenwich, CT
Mirror #7 (C.112) is a screenprint and lithograph on paper, 29.75 x 17.37 inches, signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '72' lower right and numbered 62/80 lower left. From the edition of 96 (there were also 10 AP, and 6 other various proofs). Framed in a contemporary white frame. Catalog - Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein - A Catalogue Raisonne 1948 - 1997, Hudson Hills Press, NY and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, pg.125, #112. About Lichtenstein’s Mirror...
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20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Twin Mirrors (C.102), 1970
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Greenwich, CT
Twin Mirrors (C.102) is a screenprint on paper created for the Guggenheim Museum in 1970, 35 x 21 inches image size, signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '70' lower right and numbered 94/250 lower left (from the edition of 250 plus an unknown number of artist proofs). Framed in a contemporary white frame. Catalog - Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein - A Catalogue Raisonne 1948 - 1997, Hudson Hills Press, NY and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, pg.118, #102. About Lichtenstein’s Mirror...
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20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Paper, Screen

Girl With Spraycan, Deluxe hand signed edition of 1 Cent Life Portfolio, 85/100
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Girl With Spraycan (Deluxe hand signed edition of the 1 Cent Life Portfolio, from the estate of artist Robert Indiana), 1964 Limited E...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

American Indian Theme VI, from: American Indian Theme - Indigenous Pop Art
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
This original woodcut in colours is hand signed in pencil "R. Lichtenstein" at the lower right margin. It is dated ‘80’ [1980] next to the signature. It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower right margin. There were also 18 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition. The subject was printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford, New York in 1980. The paper bears the blindstamp of the printer and publisher. This is the sixth composition of six comprising the ‘American Indian Theme...
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Woodcut

Rose, Cover from 1 Cent Life
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Title: Rose, Cover from 1 Cent Life (Rose) Screenprint in green over yellow linen and (1 Cent Life) Screenprint in pink over blue lettering on board of unbound book Year: 1964 Medium: Silkscreen on linen on heavy board Size Edition : 2000 Dimensions: 16.31" x 25.32" (Full cover) Dimensions of Image: 16.31 x 11.88 References : Corlett # III.3 Provenance: Private Collection, Berlin Printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris and published by E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland. Edition of 2000, unsigned as issued in the regular edition of Walasse Ting's '1¢ Life' portfolio of 1964. Superb impression with good strong colors. This iconic piece was executed by Lichtenstein and printed onto stiff paperboard to serve as the front cover of 1 Cent Life, published in 1964 by Kornfeld in an edition of 2000. The image is printed to the edge of the board, with the Lichtenstein silkscreen...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Linen, Screen

Roy Lichtenstein "Figures" 1978 (From Surrealist Series) Gemini G.E.L. Printers
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY Title: Figures Portfolio: 1978 Surrealist Medium: Lithograph on Arches 88 paper Edition: 38 Sheet Size: 31 7/16" x 23 1/2" Image Size: 23 1/2" x 15 1/4" Signature: Hand signed in pencil Reference: Corlett 156 Printed by Gemini G.E.L. printers out of Los Angeles. Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s through the 90’s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Most of Lichtenstein's best-known works are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels, a subject he largely abandoned in 1965. Lichtenstein's Still Life paintings, sculptures and drawings, which span from 1972 through the early 1980s, cover a variety of motifs and themes, including the most traditional such as fruit, flowers, and vases. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be "disruptive". He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. Wham!, and Drowning Girl Look Mickey proved to be his most influential works. His most expensive piece is Masterpiece which was sold for $165 million in January 2017. Lichtenstein received both his Bachelors and Masters at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio where he taught for ten years. In 1967, he moved back to upstate New York and began teaching again. It was at this time that he adopted the Abstract Expressionist style, being a late convert to this style of painting. Lichtenstein began teaching in upstate New York at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1958. About this time, he began to incorporate hidden images of cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny into is abstract works. In 1960, he started teaching at Rutgers University where he was heavily influenced by Allan Kaprow, who was also a teacher at the university. This environment helped reignite his interest in Proto-pop imagery. In 1961, Lichtenstein began his first pop paintings using cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing. This phase would continue to 1965, and included the use of advertising imagery suggesting consumerism and homemaking. His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey (1961), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.) This piece came from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said; "I bet you can't paint as good as that, eh, Dad?" In the same year he produced six other works with recognizable characters from gum wrappers and cartoons. It was at this time that Lichtenstein began to find fame not just in America but worldwide. He moved back to New York to be at the center of the art scene in 1964 to concentrate on his painting. Lichtenstein used oil and Magna (early acrylic) paint in his best known works, such as Drowning Girl (1963), which was appropriated from the lead story in DC Comics’ Secret Hearts No. 83, drawn by Tony Abruzzo. (Drowning Girl now hangs in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.) Drowning Girl also features thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day dots, as if created by photographic reproduction. Of his own work Lichtenstein would say that the Abstract Expressionists "put things down on the canvas and responded to what they had done, to the color positions and sizes. My style looks completely different, but the nature of putting down lines pretty much is the same; mine just don't come out looking calligraphic, like Pollock’s or Kline’s. Rather than attempt to reproduce his subjects, Lichtenstein's work tackled the way in which the mass media portrays them. He would never take himself too seriously, however, saying: "I think my work is different from comic strips – but I wouldn't call it transformation; I don't think that whatever is meant by it is important to art.” When Lichtenstein's work was first exhibited, many art critics of the time challenged its originality. His work was harshly criticized as vulgar and empty. The title of a Life magazine article in 1964 asked, "Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?" Lichtenstein responded to such claims by offering responses such as the following: "The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content. However, my work is entirely transformed in that my purpose and perception are entirely different. I think my paintings are critically transformed, but it would be difficult to prove it by any rational line of argument.” In 1969, Lichtenstein was commissioned by Gunter Sachs to create Composition and Leda and the Swan, for the collector's Pop Art bedroom suite at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, Lichtenstein received major commissions for works in public places: the sculptures Lamp (1978) in St. Mary's, Georgia; Mermaid (1979) in Miami Beach; the 26 feet tall Brushstrokes in Flight (1984, moved in 1998) at John Glenn Columbus International Airport; the five-storey high Mural with Blue Brushstroke (1984–85) at the Equitable Center, New York and El Cap de Barcelona (1992) in Barcelona. In 1994, Lichtenstein created the 53-foot-long, enamel-on-metal Times Square Mural in Times Square subway station. In 1977, he was commissioned by BMW to paint a Group 5 Racing Version of the BMW 320i for the third installment in the BMW Art Car Project. The DreamWorks Records logo was his last completed project. "I'm not in the business of doing anything like that (a corporate logo) and don't intend to do it again," allows Lichtenstein. "But I know Mo Ostin and David Geffen and it seemed interesting. In 1996 the The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. became the largest single repository of the artist's work when Lichtenstein donated 154 prints and 2 books. The Art Institute of Chicago has several important works by Lichtenstein in its permanent collection, including Brushstroke with Spatter (1966) and Mirror No. 3 (Six Panels) (1971). The personal holdings of Lichtenstein's widow, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation number in the hundreds. In Europe, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne has one of the most comprehensive Lichtenstein holdings with Takka Takka (1962), Nurse (1964), Compositions I (1964), besides the Frankfurt Museum fur Modern Kunst with We Rose Up slowly (1964), and Yellow and Green Brushstrokes...
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1970s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Merton of the movies, 1968, Serigrafia, Pop Art americana, Cinema
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Milano, IT
Merton of the movies, 1968 by Roy Lichtenstein. The work is a Silkscreen on silver paper, 76 × 51 × 0.2 cm, Edition 93/450. Literature: Co-published by Lincoln Center/List Poster...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Paper, Screen

Reflections on Minerva
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Minerva 1990 Lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper Signed, numbered, and dated in pen...
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1990s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Merton of the Movies
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on silver foil paper. Signed and numbered 10/450 in pencil by Lichtenstein. Printed by Fine Creations, Inc., New York. Published by L...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Color, Screen

Haystack #5
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Haystack #5 Color lithograph and screen print, 1969 Signed and dated in pencil (see photo) From: Haystack Series (seven plates) see photo of entire portfolio Signed and dated in pencil Edition: 100 (74/100) Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA, with their blaindstamp Reference: Paul Bianchini No. 33e Corlett and Fine 69 Condition: Excellent Fresh colors Small paper imperfection in bottom margin near the edge of the sheet Image size: 13 1/4 x 23 3/8 inches Sheet size: 20 ¾ x 30 ¾ inches Frame size: 23 ½ x 33 ¾ inches This is one of the finest images in the portfolio, inspired by Claude Monet's famous series of Haystack paintings...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Screen

Shipboard Girl
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was one of the most successful and influential artists of the 20th century, helping pioneer and define Pop Art in the 1960s. Lichtenstein's signature st...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Roy Lichtenstein ( 1923 - 1997 ) – Brushstroke – hand-signed Screenprint – 1965
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Varese, IT
Screenprint on heavy, white wove paper , edited in 1965 Limited edition of 280 copies signed in pencil by artist in lower right corner and numbered 243/280 paper size: : 58,4 x 73,6 ...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Paper, Screen

This Must Be the Place (C. III.20), by Roy Lichtenstein 1965
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Long Island City, NY
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 lower right Edition...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset

Next Wave Festival poster at BAM (Hand signed and dated '97 by Roy Lichtenstein)
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Next Wave Festival Poster (Hand signed and dated), 1983 Offset lithograph (Hand signed and dated 1997 by Roy Lichtenstein) Signed and dated '97 in black ink on the f...
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1980s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset

Crying Girl
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed in pencil lower right. Printed by Colorcraft, New York. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. From an edition of unknown size. Catalogue Raisonné The Prints of Roy...
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1960s Contemporary Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Lithograph

Historic 1960s exhibition invitation for Galleria Apollinaire
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein Historic 1960s exhibition invitation for Galleria Apollinaire, 1965 Offset lithograph poster Frame included This poster/invitation was published for Lichtenstein exh...
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1960s Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Modern Head #5, from: Modern Heads - Modern Head Pop Art Portrait
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in London, GB
This work is hand signed in pencil "R. Lichtenstein" at the lower right margin on the overlay board. It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 100, at the lower left margin o...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein Art

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Graphite

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    Roy Lichtenstein's art style was Pop art. In fact, he 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 of commercial printing in his paintings, introducing a vernacular sensibility to contemporary art. He employed visual elements such as the halftone dots that comprise a printed image and a comic-inspired use of primary colors to give his paintings their signature "Pop" palette. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Roy Lichtenstein art.
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    Roy Lichtenstein is from New York City, New York. He was born in Manhattan on October 27, 1923, and he died in the city on September 29, 1997. Lichtenstein attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. On 1stDibs, find a range of Roy Lichtenstein art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roy Lichtenstein is an American artist who helped to shape the Pop art movement. He was born on October 27, 1923 in New York City, and he died there on September 29, 1997. Some of his most famous works include Whaam!, Drowning Girl and two different pieces titled Crying Girl. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Roy Lichtenstein art.
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    To authenticate Roy Lichtenstein art, consult the help of a licensed art appraiser with experience identifying Pop art. Due to the number of high quality giclée prints available, it is very difficult to verify that an artwork is real and not a reproduction. Shop a collection of expertly vetted Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Advertising and comic books inspired Roy Lichtenstein to create art. In fact, many of his pieces appropriated images from these sources, transforming them into commentaries on geopolitics and social issues. On 1stDibs, you can shop a collection of Roy Lichtenstein art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roy Lichtenstein was important to the art world because he helped pioneer Pop art. This movement focused on incorporating images from pop culture and mass media into fine art. His work continues to influence contemporary artists like Richard Bell and Grégoire Guillemin to this day. Shop a collection of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein was famous for his remarkable work in pop art, perhaps most notably, his comic book-style paintings. His work is renowned for its sense of parody. Shop a collection of Roy Lichtenstein pieces and prints from top sellers around the world on 1stDibs.
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    To pronounce Roy Lichtenstein, say, "Roy LICK-ton-stine." The artist's last name is of German origin. He was a leader of the Pop art movement who lived from 1923 to 1997. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of Roy Lichtenstein art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roy Lichtenstein influenced a number of contemporary artists, including Richard Bell, Grégoire Guillemin and Douglas Coupland. During his lifetime, he also inspired other Pop art artists like Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg. Shop a variety of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein studied art at Ohio State University. He received both Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the university. For 10 years, he worked as an instructor at the institution. Find a range of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein made his art by using comic books and advertisements as sources. He took images from pop culture and then painted them using Magna acrylic paints that had a flat finish that mimicked the look of printing inks. The Pop artist worked mostly in primary colors and employed thick lines and Ben-Day dots to give his work a cartoon-like quality. Shop a selection of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein has a large number of famous paintings. The most famous include Whaam!, Drowning Girl, Look Mickey, M-Maybe, In the Car, Masterpiece, Crak!, and two separate works titled Crying Girl. You'll find a selection of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    No, Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is not alive. He died at the age of 73 in 1997. You can find Roy Lichtenstein's art on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, Roy Lichtenstein did indeed use appropriation in his art. In this case, ‘appropriation’ in art is the use of existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. One of Lichtenstein’s most famous pieces is ‘Look Mickey’ featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Shop a selection of Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein used patterns of dots to give his Pop art paintings the look of mass-printed graphics. To create this effect, he placed a stencil covered with perforated dots and brushed paint over the back. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Roy Lichtenstein art.
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    Roy Lichtenstein mainly used red, blue, yellow and green in his work. Lichtenstein chose these colors because they are the primary ones used in printing, and he patterned his pieces after advertisements and comic books. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Roy Lichtenstein art.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roy Lichtenstein created many paintings before he died in 1997. Historians estimate that he made more than 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and other pieces. Some of his most well-known works include Crying Girl, Drowning Girl and Whaam! Shop a range of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein's most popular piece of art is a matter of opinion. One contender for the title is his 1963 diptych painting Whaam!, which has a scene of a fighter plane hitting another plane with a rocket from a 1962 issue of DC Comics’s series All American Men of War. Another of his well-known works is Crying Girl from the same year. It features a woman in distress, depicted with a mixture of drama and deadpan humor. Other famous works by Lichtenstein include Drowning Girl, Look Mickey, M-Maybe, In the Car and Masterpiece. Find a collection of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    No, Roy Lichtenstein did not paint Wonder Woman. However, other artists depicted the character in his style. Lichtenstein did use comic books for inspiration. For example, the 1962 issue of “All-American Men of War” from DC Comics was the source for his painting Whaam! Find a collection of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.
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    Roy Lichtenstein was a part of the Pop art movement. He and other pop artists like Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist elevated images from pop culture and mass media into fine art as a way of commenting on geopolitical and social issues. You'll find a variety of Roy Lichtenstein art on 1stDibs.

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