Roy Lichtenstein, Against Apartheid, 1983
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Against Apartheid, 1983|
|Medium:||Lithograph on Arches paper|
|Image:||30 5/8 in x 23 5/8 in (77.7 cm x 65 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 5/8 in x 23 5/8 in (77.7 cm x 65 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Roy Lichtenstein Against Apartheid, 1983 is a wonderful example of the artist’s non-figural work. Lichtenstein is famous for his comic strip inspired works, like Whaam! and Drowning Girl, but he also experimented with more abstracted art. Lichtenstein abandoned comic strip panel works in 1965 and moved onto other subjects. This work was part of a small series of artworks donated to Artists of the World Against Apartheid, an organization fighting against Apartheid in South Africa, to raise awareness for the cause. The composition is a combination of stark, manufactured straight lines and contrasting gestural loose brushstrokes. The bright yellow border frames the left and bottom edges of the print and evokes a feeling of incompleteness, like the viewer is not seeing the whole picture.
Created in 1983, Roy Lichtenstein Against Apartheid, 1983 is a lithograph on Arches paper. This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin. and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Against Apartheid, 1983 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Corlett, Lee Mary. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 200.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Against Apartheid, 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.