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  • Provenance

    Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
    Acquired directly from the above in 1980 by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Gagosian Gallery, Paris, Lichtenstein Expressionism, 1 July - 12 October 2013 (another example exhibited and illustrated pp. 76-84)

  • Literature

    Mary Lee Corlett 172-178
    Gemini G.E.L. 880-886

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Reclining Nude; Dr Waldmann; Nude in the Woods; The Couple; The Student; Head; and Morton A. Mort

  • 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 a distinguished Private European Collection

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Expressionist Woodcut Series

1980
The complete set of seven woodcuts in colours with embossing, on Arches cover paper, with full margins,
all I. various sizes, largest S. 101 x 90.5 cm (39 3/4 x 35 5/8 in.) (two horizontal)
all signed, dated '80' and numbered 9/50 in pencil (there were also 13 artist’s proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps lower right and copyright inkstamp and workshop number in pencil on the reverse), all framed.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £146,500

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm