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Auction: Editions & Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 17 October 2018
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Roy Lichtenstein

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000
Price realised:  US$175,000
Lot number 92, Views: 74

Roy Lichtenstein Follow Reflections on Crash, from Reflections Series 1990 Lithograph, screenprint, relief and metallized PVC collage with embossing in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins. I. 53 x 69 in. (134.7 x 175.4 cm) S. 59 3/8 x 75 1/8 in. (150.7 x 190.8 cm) Signed, dated and numbered 30/68 in pencil (there were also 16 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.
Literature Mary Lee Corlett 239 Catalogue Essay Roy Lichtenstein Lots 92-104 A selection of works from 1965-1996 In a trip through art history Roy Lichtenstein was the ultimate voyager. As he painted during the postwar period, global travel, television and newsreels condensed the art of far-flung places and far-off times into pictures made universally accessible to the public for the first time. To cultural theorists questioning whether or not high culture and low art could ever be unified, Lichtenstein offered the bold quotation of pleasurable subjects as a serious answer. He borrowed motifs from art history, art deco hotels, movie theaters and cruise ships; in bright, friendly colors his prints and paintings manufactured pastiches like those mass media replicated on screens. Lichtenstein believed in the art object’s democracy and “smiled at the idea of making a mechanical Monet”; within just one year of his painting he not only took on the subject of modern masters (Picasso, Pollock et al.) but also comic book reproductions. Lichtenstein elaborated that his work was “an involvement with what I think to be the most brazen [. . .] characteristics of our culture . . .which are also powerful in their impingement upon us . . .” Read More

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Editions & Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 17 Oct 2018
Address: Phillips
New York