Roy Lichtenstein - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • To read about the collection of Robin Quist Gates, please click below:

    • Provenance

      Kent Fine Art, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988

    • Literature

      Gemini G.E.L. 1143
      Mary Lee Corlett 204

    • 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 Collection of Robin Quist Gates


Two Paintings: Beach Ball, from Paintings Series (G. 1143, C. 204)

Woodcut, lithograph, and screenprint in colors, on Arches 88 paper, the full sheet.
I. 37 x 36 in. (94 x 91.4 cm)
S. 40 x 39 in. (101.6 x 99.1 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 55/60 in pencil (there were also 11 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

Full Cataloguing

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $81,900

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021