Roy Lichtenstein - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Marin, Turin
    Private Collection (acquired from the above circa 1972)
    Sotheby's, New York, 2 March 2018, lot 10
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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 (Landscape)

signed and dated ‘Roy Lichtenstein 1965’ on the reverse
Rowlux collage on board
59 x 58 cm (23 1/4 x 22 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1965.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now
+44 20 7901 7993
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New Now

London Auction 28 April 2022