Modern Design /20 March 2005

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Roy Lichtenstein

service for one
Jackson China for Durable Dish Co.
USA, 1966
porcelain
10¼ w in (26 cm)

Each component is stamped with a manufacturer's mark which includes the date and artist's copyright. Includes one dinner plate, one salad plate, one tea saucer and teacup, and one bowl. Five pieces total.

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,000

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Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the originators of the Pop Art movement, famed for paintings that take kitsch and transform it into culture. Lichtenstein was born in New York City in 1923. Growing up, he took art classes at the Art Student League where he created realist paintings. Lichtenstein continued his study of art at Ohio State University but, with the advent of World War II, he enlisted in the army in 1943. Lichtenstein returned to Ohio State after the war to finish his master’s degree in studio art. While Lichtenstein was teaching art at Rutgers University, he became close with fellow artist Allen Krapow, who introduced him to Claes Oldenburg. It was during the 1960s that Lichtenstein began experimenting with what would become his signature style of taking images from comic books and newspapers and reproducing them on a large scale, calling attention to the flatness of the imagery with his Ben-Day technique of painting dots. In 1962, Lichtenstein got his first break with a one-man show at the Leo Castelli Gallery, which sold out before it opened.  

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