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Auction: Contemporary Art Part II
was auctioned on: 17 November 2006
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Roy Lichtenstein

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Estimate: US$300,000 - US$400,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 220, Views: 86

Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp 1997 Screen-printed oil based enamel ink and hand-painted magna on a honey comb-core aluminum panel in artist’s wooden frame. 49 1/2 x 68 in. (125.7 x 172.7 cm). Signed, numbered of 24 and dated “R. Lichtenstein ‘97” along right edge. This work is from an edition of twenty-four, plus eight artist’s proofs and three printer’s proofs.
Provenance Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland Exhibited London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein February 28 – March 21, 2004 (another example exhibited) Literature Galleria Lawrence Rubin and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, eds., Roy Lichtenstein’s Last Still Life, Milan, 1998, no. 3 (illustrated); Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, ed., Roy Lichtenstein New York, 1999, no. 3 (illustrated); M.L. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raissonné 1948-1997, New York, 2002, no. 308, p. 276 (illustrated) Catalogue Essay The present lot, Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, executed in 1997, is one of the last still lives completed by Lichtenstein. Its two companion pieces, Still Life with Coffee Pot and Still Life with Box remain unfinished works from the artist’s career. Lichtenstein oversaw every detail of the work’s fabrication process, watching over the entire printing process first-hand, designing the frame and laying his brushstroke as the finishing touch. What results is a dynamic fusion of color and bold line, capturing the artist’s enigmatic style. Read More

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Contemporary Art Part II
Date of the auction: 17 Nov 2006
Address: Phillips
17 Nov 2006, 10am 2pm New York