Roy Lichtenstein - New Now New York Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit
    Paul and Helen Zuckerman Collection
    Christie's, New York, November 15, 2012, lot 278
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Seattle Art Museum and Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Roy Lichtenstein, September 1969 - August 1970, no. 63 (illustrated)
    Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture & Drawings, June - September 1999, no. 18, p. 83 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    London, Gagosian Gallery; New York, Gagosian Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture, June 6 - October 22, 2005, pp. 26, 27 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Diane Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, London, 1971, no. 161, p. 247 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Roy Lichtenstein

    One of the most influential and innovative American artists of the post-war period, Roy Lichtenstein ushered in the prominence of Pop Art through his high-impact representations of consumer imagery, common entertainment, and the accoutrements of contemporary life rendered in the Ben-Day dots of contemporary comic strips. Central to Lichtenstein’s practice was parody, which enabled the artist to engage with often-disparaged commercial source imagery from an ironic distance as he considered the nature of the banal and probed the boundaries of what fine art could be.


    While Lichtenstein’s early Pop work cemented his status as one of the main figures of one of the most iconic and original movements of postmodernism, he continued to develop his practice over the course of the following decades until his death in 1997. Retaining his characteristic comic style and ironic distance, Lichtenstein engaged new and disparate influences from Abstract Expressionism to Chinese landscape painting to evolve the subject of his own work and consider the contradictions of representation, style, and substance. Lichtenstein is a central figure in the 20th century art historical canon and accordingly his work is represented in the collections of major museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

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Modern Sculpture with Horse Motif

incised with the artist's initials, foundry mark and numbered "rfl GH 3 – 5 5/6" on the base
aluminum and marble
28 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (73 x 41.9 x 14 cm.)
Executed in 1967, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6.

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $60,000

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New York Auction 26 September 2018