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  • Provenance

    Irena Hochman Fine Art, New York, 1990

  • Literature

    Mary Lee Corlett 238

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present work arrives at auction from the collection of the late Dallas-based collectors Sam and Helga Feldman to support the Feldman Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting various important charities. Committed arts patrons in the Dallas area, the Feldmans offered longstanding support to cultural initiatives in that city and elsewhere. From their early mentorship of then-emerging artist Jean-Michel Basquiat to later support of institutions and organizations including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Feldmans were tireless advocates for the arts and culture. Their longstanding philanthropic support continues today through the Feldman Foundation, which strives to support various important charities in Dallas and elsewhere.

    The seller intends to donate the sale proceeds to the foundation designated in the heading. However, such designation does not provide any tax benefit to the purchaser of this lot.

  • 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 the Estate of Sam and Helga Feldman Sold to Benefit the Feldman Foundation, Supporting Various Important Charities

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Tel Aviv Museum Print (C. 238)

1989
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 23/60 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), to benefit American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, framed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $63,000

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021