Price realised: US$10,330,000
6 Property of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Sold to Benefit the Foundation’s Study Center Projects Roy Lichtenstein Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight inscribed with the artist's signature, numbered and dated "0/6 rf Lichtenstein 96" on the Sunlight side painted and patinated bronze 41 x 25 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (104.1 x 64.1 x 34.3 cm.) Executed in 1996, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof.
Provenance Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, New York The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection (gifted from the above in 2014) Exhibited Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Valencia, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno; A Coruña, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza; Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belém, Roy Lichtenstein: Imágenes reconocibles: Escultura, pintura y gráfica, July 9, 1998 - August 15, 2000, pp. 184-185 (another example exhibited and illustrated) Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roy Lichtenstein: Inside/Outside, December 11, 2001 – February 24, 2002, plate 34a/34b. pp. 90-91 (another example exhibited and illustrated) New York, City Hall, Public Art Fund Presents Roy Lichtenstein at City Hall, November 19, 2003 – October 2004 (another example exhibited) London, Gagosian Gallery; New York, Gagosian Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture, Organized with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, New York, June 6 – October 22, 2005, pp. 106-107 (another example exhibited and illustrated) Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Roy Lichtenstein: de principio a fin, February 3 - May 7, 2007, p. 26 (another example exhibited and illustrated) Paris, Pinacothèque de Paris, Roy Lichtenstein: Évolution, June 15 - September 23, 2007, p. 191 (another example exhibited and illustrated) Museo de Arte de Ponce, Andy Warhol y Roy Lichtenstein, May 1 – August 31, 2008 (another example exhibited and illustrated) Art Institute of Chicago; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; London, Tate Modern; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Roy Lichtenstein, May 16, 2012 - November 4, 2013, p. 118 (another example exhibited and illustrated) (no. 62, p. 161 in Pomidou catalogue) New York, FLAG Art Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors, February 8 – May 17, 2014, pp. 51-52 (illustrated) New York, FLAG Art Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein: Intimate Sculptures, June 26, 2014 - January 31, 2015 (another example exhibited) Literature Lisa Colangelo, "Bloomberg Shows Plenty of Art," Daily News, November 18, 2003, p. 3 (another example illustrated) Carol Vogel, "Raising Lichtenstein in Manhattan," New York Times, November 14, 2003, p. E31-32 (another example illustrated) Mark Brown, "Comics? Lichtenstein was no fan, says widow," The Guardian, London, February 19, 2013, p. 15 (another example illustrated) Video Woman in the Round: The Unparalleled Dimensionality of Lichtenstein's Late Bust "'Woman: Sunlight Moonlight' has literally jumped off of the late nude canvases that came to characterize the artists career, and into our space, where we can walk around it and really get the sense of the duality that's embodied in this work." Head of Evening Sale Kate Bryan on Roy Lichtenstein's incredible bust, 'Woman: Sunlight Moonlight', 1996, now on view at 450 Park Avenue in advance of our 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Catalogue Essay Roy Lichtenstein’s striking sculpture, Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight, represents the triumphal return of the female figure in the revered Pop artist's late career. Executed in 1996 - just one year prior to the artist’s unexpected death – this work was created during the pinnacle of Lichtenstein’s career and irrefutably positions itself within the pantheon of his greatest works. Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight, re-processes the art historical trope of the bust through the lens of Lichtenstein’s signature Pop Art idiom. The work comes in full circle with Head with Blue Shadow, 1965 (Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas), Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight presents a complex portrait of a melancholic heroine in a three-quarter perspective. Standing more than 3 feet tall, the larger than life bust possesses a powerful presence that enchants with its formal complexity. In keeping with Lichtenstein’s style, Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight features black graphic outlines on patinated bronzed, coupled with being partially painted
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