Roy Lichtenstein - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland

  • Exhibited

    London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein, February 28 – March 21, 2004 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Galleria Lawrence Rubin and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, eds., Roy Lichtenstein’s Last Still Life, Milan, 1998, no. 3 (illustrated); Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, ed., Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1999, no. 3 (illustrated); M.L. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raissonné 1948-1997, New York, 2002, no. 308, p. 276 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot, Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, executed in 1997, is one of the last still lives completed by Lichtenstein. Its two companion pieces, Still Life with Coffee Pot and Still Life with Box remain unfinished works from the artist’s career.

    Lichtenstein oversaw every detail of the work’s fabrication process, watching over the entire printing process first-hand, designing the frame and laying his brushstroke as the finishing touch. What results is a dynamic fusion of color and bold line, capturing the artist’s enigmatic style.


Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp

Screen-printed oil based enamel ink and hand-painted magna on a honey comb-core aluminum panel in artist’s wooden frame.
49 1/2 x 68 in. (125.7 x 172.7 cm).
Signed, numbered of 24 and dated “R. Lichtenstein ‘97” along right edge. This work is from an edition of twenty-four, plus eight artist’s proofs and three printer’s proofs.

$300,000 - 400,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York