Roy Lichtenstein - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Mary Lee Corlett 267-276

  • Catalogue Essay

    includes a copy of original receipt Including: Illustration for "Amérique"; Illustration for "Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington"; Illustration for "Bayonne en Entrant dans NYC"; Illustration for "Or Automnal: Arrière-Saison en Nouvelle Angleterre"; Illustration for "Une Fenêtre ouverte sur Chicago"; Illustration for "De Nouveau au-dessus de Denver"; Illustration for "Passage du Nord-Ouest"; Illustration for Hüm Bum!"; Illustration for "De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972" (1); and Illustration for "De Denver au Montana, Départ 27 Mai 1972" (2)

  • 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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La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique portfolio (The New Fall of America)

The complete set of ten etching and aquatints in colors, on Velin d’Arches paper, with full margins, with text by Allen Ginsberg,
19 5/8 x 14 3/4 in (49.8 x 37.5 cm)
the colophon signed by artist and author in pencil, all prints signed and numbered 20/80 in pencil (there were also 45 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, all generally inexcellent condition, contained in original red linen-covered portfolio case and blue linen-covered slip case.

$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $74,500

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York