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Roy Lichtenstein, Jobs Not Cheese, Moffett for Senator, Limited Edition, Signed, 1982

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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997)
Jobs...Not Cheese! Moffett for Senator, 1982
Offset lithograph
Image Size: 23.5 x 20.5 in. (59.69 x 52.07 cm.)
Overall Size: 33.25 x 23.75 in. (84.46 x 60.32 cm.)
Framed Size: 34 x 24.5 in. (86.36 x 62.23 cm.)
Hand Signed lower right; numbered lower left in pencil
Edition: 300
 
This offset lithograph is hand signed and numbered in pencil by legendary pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. In 1982, Connecticut Congressman John "Toby" Moffett, a liberal Democrat who had previously worked with consumer activist Ralph Nader, ran for Senate in Connecticut. Moffett's supporters included renowned art patrons Francis and Sydney Lewis who asked Roy Lichtenstein to create the campaign poster. The image is based on a previous poster created in 1977 for an exhibit at ACE Gallery entitled "Surrealist Paintings", featuring Roy Lichtenstein's famous 1977 Surrealist painting known as Cheese Head. The addition of the text "Jobs not Cheese" was an inspired campaign motto by Lichtenstein in response to then-President Ronald Reagan's infamous "Let them eat cheese" quote referring to his stance on welfare recipients. 

This work comes from the Estate of Dr. Arthur C. Carr, distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at both Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical College and a renowned art collector. Dr. Carr was an early collector of artists like Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Agnes Martin, and Andy Warhol, many of whom he met in person. 

This work comes in the original 1980s aluminum frame to preserve provenance and has not been examined out of its original frame. On the reverse is a label from Jack's Art Gallery, a well known frame shop near Dr. Carr's residence at Columbia University. There is minor rippling to the image overall; otherwise appears to be in good condition. 
 
Ships framed. 

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