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  • Provenance

    Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, 2012

  • Literature

    Mary Lee Corlett 39

  • 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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Property from an Important East Coast Collection

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Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III

1965
Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 35 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (90.5 x 65.1 cm)
S. 37 5/8 x 27 5/8 in. (95.6 x 70.2 cm)

Signed and numbered XLVI in pencil (one of 50 proofs in Roman numerals, there was also an edition of 200 in Arabic numerals and approximately 5 artist's proofs), published by Original Editions, New York, framed.

Estimate
$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $112,500

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New York Auction 23 April 2019