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    Mary Lee Corlett 159

  • Catalogue Essay

    According to artist's records and noted in the catalogue raisonne: "The dots are supposed to represent a mirror and this would make the wearer invisible."

  • 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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Untitled Shirt

1979
Screenprint in colors, on a silk sateen shirt,
overall: 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
with the screenprinted signature and date on a label affixed to inside of shirt, numbered 91/100 (there were also 25-50 artist's proofs), co-published by the artist and Artists Space, New York, occasional pale stains (mainly visible in the white areas), otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $1,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York