Michigan-based dealer Eric Spoutz has been arrested on federal charges for the sale of forged masterworks claimed to be by de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more. Authorities allege he wove a web of lies and deceit over his collection of works and high connections in the art world. “The only real thing in this situation seems to be the financial losses the victims have incurred for purchasing what they thought were true works of art, whether for investment purposes or personal enjoyment,” says FBI New York assistant director Diego Rodriguez.
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Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery
b. October 27, 1923 in New York City
d. September 29, 1997 in New York City
Arts Students League of New York
Ohio State University
Roy Fox Lichetenstein is a influential and prominent American Pop artist. He is best known for his comic book style. His first Pop paintings were influenced by cartoon images and techniques from commercial printing. His large scale work Look Mickey (1961) was his first work with Benday Dots and resulted from a challenge from his one of sons.
Look Mickey (1961) via Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
His most famous work is Whaam! (1963) which was adopted from a comic book panel from an issue of DC Comic’s All American Men of War.
Whaam! (1963) via Tate
Lichetenstein was also a sculptor using metal and plastic. He has a public sculpture named Lamp in St. Mary’s in Georgia.
He died of pneumonia in 1997.
Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl via World Gallery