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  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Susan Edmiston, San Francisco (acquired directly from the above in 1963)
    Christie’s, New York, First Open Editions (Online), 30 September 2016, lot 3
    Private Collection, United Kingdom

  • Literature

    Mary Lee Corlett II.1

  • 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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Crying Girl

1963
Offset lithograph in colours, on lightweight wove paper, trimmed to the image.
S. 44 x 58.6 cm (17 3/8 x 23 1/8 in.)
Signed in pencil in the image (added by the artist ca.1991), from the edition of unknown size, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, framed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £30,000

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London Auction 25 January 2018