Roy Lichtenstein - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
    Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Gagosian Gallery, Lichtenstein Expressionism, July 1 – October 12, 2013

  • Literature

    Lichtenstein Expressionism, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, Paris, 2013, p. 11 (installation illustration), n. 27, p. 114 (illustrated)
    M.L. Corlett, The Prints of Roy LIchtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1948 - 1993, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1994, no. 185, p. 172 (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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Dr. Waldmann (Black State)

woodcut on Arches Cover paper
image 35 1/8 x 27 1/2 in. (89.2 x 69.9 cm)
sheet 41 5/8 x 34 1/8 in. (105.7 x 86.7 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered "7/8 rf Lichtenstein '81" lower right; further blind stamped "© Gemini G.E.L." lower right. Stamped "© Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles" on the reverse. Numbered "RL80-939A" on the reverse. This work is number 7 from an edition of 8.
This work is registered as no. 888 in the Gemini G.E.L. Online Catalogue Raisonné and is accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist and publisher.

$40,000 - 50,000 

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