"Tintin Reading" by Roy Lichtenstein
Unsigned Offset Lithograph printed in 1995.
Size of the Offset Lithograph is 39 x 27.5 inches.
The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint.
About the Artwork
Rare exhibition poster done for a Lichtenstein retrospective in Brussels, Belgium in 1994-1995. Cortlett #III.16, page 270. Not numbered. Text on the bottom reads- © Roy Lichtenstein & Sabam Brussels 1995, Tintin Reading 1993, 205.7 x 167.6 cm, Coll. Carlo Bilotti, Palm Beach FL, Published by Plaizier Brussels, printed by Carto, Brussels, KNP-Leykam from Printed Papier.
About the Artist
American Pop artist; painter, lithographer and sculptor. Born in New York. Studied at the Art Students League 1939, and at Ohio State College 1940-3. War service 1943-6. Returned to Ohio State College 1946-9, and taught there until 1951. First one-man exhibition at the Carlebach Gallery, New York, 1951. Lived in Cleveland, Ohio 1951-7, painting and making a living at various odd jobs. Instructor at New York State University, Oswego, New York 1957-60, and at Rutgers University 1960-3. Painted in a non-figurative and Abstract Expressionist style 1957-61, but began latterly to incorporate loosely handled cartoon images, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck etc., in his paintings.
Made a breakthrough into his characteristic work in 1961; painted pictures based on comic strip images, advertising imagery and overt adaptations of works of art by others, followed by classical ruins, paintings of canvas backs or stretchers, etc. Made land, sea, sky and moonscapes in 1964, sometimes in relief and incorporating plastics and enamelled metal. His later work includes some sculptures, mostly in polished brass, based on Art-Deco forms of the 1930s, etc. Lives in New York.