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Spray Can by Roy Lichtenstein

Spray Can by Roy Lichtenstein





Edition Size: 2000

Sheet Size: 56.5 x 51.5 cm


Condition: Excellent

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In 1962 the Chinese-American artist and poet Walasse Ting set out to publish an anthology of his poetry with illustrations by the leading artists of the day. Teaming up with abstract expressionist Sam Francis, he was able to recruit Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Allan Kaprow, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann to the project.

The finished book – “1 Cent Life” – contained 170 lithograph pages and was finally published in an edition of 2000 copies in 1964. It is now very rare, with most of the individual prints broken up from the set. These images are a compact manifesto of 1960s visual culture: bright, psychedelic and fizzing with energy. They offer collectors the opportunity to acquire work from one of the most important art publications of the decade by artists working at the peak of their creative powers.


The Artist

Roy Lichtenstein

American artist Roy Lichtenstein is renowned for his comic book inspired paintings. Alongside his peers Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, he was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. Originating from a mix of Cubism, Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism, the course of Lichtenstein’s work changed, when his young son challenged him to ‘’paint as good’’ as the pictures in a Mickey Mouse comic book. This influenced his 1961 piece, ‘’Look Mickey’’, which was admired by adults and children alike. Lichtenstein became recognised for his hand painted large pictures, which resembled comic books in their employment of hard edges, flat bright colours and shading through dots.

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