Roy Lichtenstein - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Phillips

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    Mary Lee Corlett 238

  • Catalogue Essay

    Roy Lichtenstein built a bridge between “high” and “low” culture by appropriating canonical images from art history within his characteristically "comic-book" compositions. Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Alexander Archipenko and Oscar Schlemmer are all here; this print was based upon a 1989 mural that the artist completed for the Tel Aviv Museum. Amusedly, Cold Shoulder, one of Lichtenstein's signature blondes gazed upon this pastiche of work by such artists housed within the Tel Aviv Museum’s own collection. The scene reflected within sharp, geometric shapes across the work’s second half in a jesting jab at art history’s long—and perhaps bewildering—march into abstraction.

Property from a Private California Collection


Tel Aviv Museum Print

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 20 5/8 x 51 1/2 in. (52.4 x 130.8 cm)
S. 26 1/4 x 56 1/2 in. (66.7 x 143.5 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 10/60 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proof), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $56,250

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 April 2018