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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    M. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997, New York, 2000, p.38 (illustrated)

  • 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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Reverie

1965
Screenprint in colours, colours vibrant on sturdy wove paper in very good condition.
68.8 x 58.4 cm (27 1/8 x 23 in).
Signed in pencil 'Roy Lichtenstein' lower right margin. Numbered of 200 lower left margin. This work is from an edition of 200 printed by Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry Inc., published by Original Editions, New York and was part of the 11 Pop Artists, Vol. II portfolio.

Estimate
£75,000 - 85,000 

Sold for £73,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

14 October 2010
London