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    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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Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior

1992
Screenprint in colors, on five panels of Paper Technologies, Inc. Waterleaf paper mounted to masonite to wood strainer with laminate edges,
all panels approx. 100 5/8 x 30 in (255.6 x 76.2 cm)
overall 102 x 150 in (259.1 x 381 cm)

signed, dated `92' and numbered 48/300 in silver marker (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, occasional minor surface abrasions and accretions, minor wear near edges (with associated soiling and minor ink loss), the paper lifting, creasing and occasionally splitting at edges (primarily at corners), otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $32,500

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