Roy Lichtenstein, Against Apartheid, 1983

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Against Apartheid, 1983
Reference:Corlett 200
Medium:Lithograph on Arches paper
Sheet Size:33.5" x 23.6" (85.1 cm x 60 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Signature:Signed (rf Lichtenstein), dated '83 by Roy Lichtenstein in pencil lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6806
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Historical Description

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 ‘rf Lichtenstein’ and dated ’83 by Roy Lichtenstein 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. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997 Corlett 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 finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.