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Just in: Four Richard Pettibone Paintings

Richard Pettibone is an inventive artist who helped establish the conceptual art movement known as “Appropriation”.

While creating Pop-style sculptures with his skills as a miniature enthusiast, Pettibone took on the idea of creating small paintings and sculptures based on the images he saw in art publications such as Art in America.

Artists like Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Johns were already using celebrity photos, comic book illustrations, and the American flag respectively to co-opt or appropriate popular iconography, thus making a statement about what could be used as fine art. Pettibone’s simple appropriation of the other artists’ images was re-enforcing this concept by acknowledging that the paintings themselves had entered pop culture status. (If a soup can was Pop art, a painting of a soup can was Pop art, then a painting of a painting of a soup can was Pop art etc.)

The fact that Pettibone made each small painting exactly the size it was reproduced in the art magazines (sometimes as small as an inch) was a somewhat Duchampian statement of not copying a painting, but copying an image of a painting.

Lot Information:

Richard Pettibone
Roy Lichtenstein. Tex. 1962.
Oil on canvas
Pencil marked verso “#29”
4.5″ x 4.5″
Estimate $40,000 – $60,000
To be offered in May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design Auction 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1971
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas with artist frame
Signed and dated on the frame verso “R. Pettibone ’71”
1.75″ x 1.75″ 
Estimate $7,000 – $9,000
To be offered in May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design Auction  

Richard Pettibone
Roy Lichtenstein. Golf Ball. 1962.
Oil on canvas
11 3/8″ x 10 3/8″ 
Estimate $35,000 – $45,000
To be offered in May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design Auction  

Richard Pettibone
Oil on canvas
Signed verso “Richard Pettibone 1966”
6 1/8″ x  7 1/8″ 
Estimate $10,000 – $12,000
To be offered in May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design Auction  

All Aboard!

LAMA has been busy cataloguing the over 300 works of art from Mr. Richard Dorso to be offered in our October 9th auction.

We came across this work and thought it was appropriate for the lucky travelers about to embark on their summer vacation.

Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl 1965

Roy Lichtenstein
Shipboard Girl

Offset lithograph in red, blue, yellow and black
Signed lower right; unnumbered edition
Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Catalogue raisonne # 12
Estimated at $15,000-20,000

Roy Lichtenstein: Drawings and Prints
, Waldman, Chelsea House Publishers, New York, 1969, pg 221

Works by Roy Lichtenstein in the May 23, 2010 LAMA Auction

Just got a call from a client looking for works by Roy Lichtenstein and wanted to know what was going to be offered in the upcoming May 23, 2010 Auction. So, here is a snapshot of the Lichtenstein pieces we have coming up for sale. Peter is so excited to be offering these strong works by Roy Lichtenstein!

Lot 148 Roy Lichtenstein, Brushstrokes (#45), 1967 Screenprint on off-white wove paper, Signature, dated and edition in pencil lower right #159 of 300, Published by Leo Castelli for the Pasadena Art Museum, of which a poster was also published, Sheet 23” x 31”, Estimate $9,000-12,000

Lot 149 Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Red Jar, 1994, Screenprint in colors, Signature, date and edition lower right #74 of 250, Published by Gemini G.E.L Framed 26” x 23”, Estimate $8,000-10,000

Lot 150 Roy Lichtenstein, Bull I-VI (6 works), 1989, Glazed ceramic, Gemini G.E.L. Each with signature, titled, edition and copyright stamps verso #50 of 51, Each 12” x 12” Provenance: From the Private Collection of GLC Art Co. LLC ; Gerard L Cafesjian, President, Estimate $8,000-12,000