Roy Lichtenstein

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  • Art in Action Lichtenstein Archival Print by Jeff Gillette

    Jeff Gillette Art in Action Lichtenstein Archival Print by Jeff Gillette

    Purchase Art in Action- Lichtenstein Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Paper by Artist Jeff Gillette, Street Pop Art Graffiti Legend. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper Artwork Size 16x20 "Art in Action" is a stimulating archival pigment fine art limited edition print by the street pop art graffiti legend Jeff Gillette. Manifested on 290gsm Moab Entrada fine art paper, this captivating work of art, sized at 16x20 inches, encapsulates the dynamic intersection of pop art sensibility with the raw, energetic essence of street art. Signed and numbered in a limited edition of just 100 pieces in 2022, this print infuses Gillette's gritty, critical eye into the colorful, bold graphics reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein's iconic style. Gillette's work is characterized by a juxtaposition of the whimsical and the frail, often contrasting Disney-like imagery with dystopian environments, thereby creating a thought-provoking dialogue on consumerism, culture, and the underlying narratives of society. His "Art in Action" piece is a perfect illustration of this theme. The visual pop art allusion in print, which reflects Lichtenstein's famed comic strip-inspired art, is cleverly subverted by Gillette's infusion of a street-wise attitude, adding a layer of satire and commentary to the vibrant explosions and comic book aesthetics that defined a generation's art. The explosive "WHAM!" in the backdrop directly nods to Lichtenstein's style. Yet, Gillette ensures his interpretation stands distinct, inviting contemplation on the implications of such imagery in a world far removed from the innocuous panels of mid-century comic books. This artwork's inclusion of the chaotic character figures provides a stark, reflective contrast to the clean, mechanized precision of Lichtenstein's work, suggesting a deeper narrative beneath the surface gloss of pop culture. By merging the techniques and finish of fine art prints with the visceral impact of street and graffiti art, Gillette bridges two worlds often seen in contrast. His work doesn't just hang on a gallery wall; it invokes the street-level engagement and societal critique that is the hallmark of the most impactful graffiti art. Collectors and enthusiasts of this genre will find "Art in Action" a thought-provoking addition to their collection, offering a piece that is as conversation-starting as it is aesthetically compelling.


Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist known for his distinctive style of Pop Art, which incorporated elements from popular culture, such as comic strips and advertising imagery. He was born on October 27, 1923, in New York City and died on September 29, 1997, in the same city. Lichtenstein studied at Ohio State University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1951. After completing his studies, he worked as a graphic designer and art teacher before devoting himself to painting. Lichtenstein's signature style involved the use of bold, primary colors and thick, black outlines, which were inspired by the printing process used in comic books. He often depicted his subjects in a flat, two-dimensional style, mimicking the look of printed materials. His paintings frequently featured images of comic book characters, such as Batman and Superman, as well as images of everyday objects, such as hot dogs and telephones. Some of Lichtenstein's most famous works include "Whaam!", which depicts a fighter jet being shot down, and "Drowning Girl," which shows a distressed woman in a state of emotional turmoil. His art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is widely recognized as an important contribution to the Pop Art movement. Roy Lichtenstein's work is known for its ironic humor and commentary on mass media and consumer culture. He often appropriated images from popular culture and reproduced them in a fine art context, challenging the traditional boundaries between high and low art. In addition to his paintings, Lichtenstein also worked in sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. He was particularly interested in exploring the relationship between different mediums and often used printmaking to experiment with color and composition. Lichtenstein's work has had a significant influence on contemporary art, particularly in the areas of Pop Art, Neo-Pop, and Postmodernism. His use of comic book imagery and commercial printing techniques has been emulated by many artists, and his work continues to be celebrated and studied by art historians and critics. Some of Lichtenstein's other notable works include "Girl with Hair Ribbon," "Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But...," and "Look Mickey," which was his first Pop Art painting and featured Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Throughout his career, Lichtenstein was honored with numerous awards and accolades, including a National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton in 1995. Today, his work can be found in the collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. One of Lichtenstein's most significant contributions to the art world was his exploration of the relationship between image and language. He often included text in his paintings, either as part of the image or as a caption, which added a new layer of meaning to the work. His use of onomatopoeia, such as "WHAM!" and "POW!," added a sense of dynamic action to his paintings, further emphasizing their connection to the comic book medium. Lichtenstein's work has also been celebrated for its technical precision and attention to detail. He used a combination of hand-painted and printed techniques to create his paintings, which often featured intricate patterns and textures. His use of Ben-Day dots, a printing technique that creates a halftone pattern, added a sense of depth and dimensionality to his work. Despite his success and critical acclaim, Lichtenstein was known for his modesty and down-to-earth personality. He often downplayed his own importance and credited his success to his influences and collaborators. Lichtenstein's legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and his influence can be seen in the work of contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince.
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