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Lichtenstein, Roy

Signed and limited edition prints, artist proof prints and rare works by Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was an American pop artist most influential in the 1960’s. A contemporary of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist, he was a prominent feature in the ‘new art’ movement.

The early 1950’s saw Lichtenstein have his first solo exhibition, held at the Carlebach Gallery, New York. Among other occupations, he was hired as an art instructor after graduating from the Ohio State University. His artwork at this time oscillates between Cubism and Expressionism
In the early 1960’s, he was often panned by critics who thought his work vacuous and simply copying the comic strip style, especially in relation to his use of Ben-day dots. Lichtenstein later said of this “The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content”.
Pieces such as Whaam! and Drowning Girl have dominated the public’s imagination of pop art since the mid 1960’s, though Lichtenstein’s career spanned more than three decades – lasting until his death in 1997.
A prolific film maker, painter, and sculptor, Lichtenstein produced over 300 screen printing pieces, as well as ample drawings and sketches. In 1964 he became the first American to exhibit at the Tate Gallery, London.

Signed and limited edition prints, artist proof prints and rare works by Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was an American pop artist most influential in the 1960’s. A contemporary of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist, he was a prominent feature in the ‘new art’ movement.

The early 1950’s saw Lichtenstein have his first solo exhibition, held at the Carlebach Gallery, New York. Among other occupations, he was hired as an art instructor after graduating from the Ohio State University. His artwork at this time oscillates between Cubism and Expressionism
In the early 1960’s, he was often panned by critics who thought his work vacuous and simply copying the comic strip style, especially in relation to his use of Ben-day dots. Lichtenstein later said of this “The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content”.
Pieces such as Whaam! and Drowning Girl have dominated the public’s imagination of pop art since the mid 1960’s, though Lichtenstein’s career spanned more than three decades – lasting until his death in 1997.
A prolific film maker, painter, and sculptor, Lichtenstein produced over 300 screen printing pieces, as well as ample drawings and sketches. In 1964 he became the first American to exhibit at the Tate Gallery, London.

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  1. Fish and Sky.
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    LICHTENSTEIN, Roy.

    Fish and Sky. 1967

    £25,000

    Edition of 200. Signed on the mount in pencil lower right by Lichtenstein, numbered lower left, also signed on verso of image in pencil upper right. The mount is an integral part of the print. Read more

  2. I Love Liberty.
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    LICHTENSTEIN, Roy.

    I Love Liberty. 1982

    £47,500

    Edition of 250. Signed, numbered and dated in pencil lower right by Lichtenstein. This print was executed in conjunction with the I Love Liberty celebration, recorded on 22 February 1982 and broadcast on US television on 21 March 1982. Read more

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