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Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92
Reference:Corlett 92
Medium:Lithograph and line-cut with embossing on handmade Waterleaf paper.
Image:19 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (50.3 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet:24 x 18 1/4 in (61 x 46.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left. There is also 7 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 1 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).
Signature:This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right. Marked with a blind stamp in the lower right of the copyright symbol and “Gemini G.E.L. chop.” Stamped on verso lower left with “Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.” Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: RL70-245.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7390

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92 is a balanced and bold geometric portrait of a face, reminiscent of etchings by Pablo Picasso. This lithograph is part of Lichtenstein’s Modern Head series, one of several abstract portraits of faces. The work captures Lichtenstein’s strong use of line to depict just enough visual information to signal to the viewer that we are looking at a face yet allows us to fill in the negative space with missing details. Lichtenstein creates a vivid and rich print with the limited color palette of just black, yellow, and white. The thin white lines create a delicate design and the pop of yellow provides a tantalizing contrast.

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92 is a Lithograph and line-cut with embossing on handmade Waterleaf paper. This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right. Marked with a blind stamp in the lower right of the copyright symbol and “Gemini G.E.L. chop.” Stamped on verso lower left with “Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.” Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: RL70-243. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left. There is also 7 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 1 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92 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, Mary. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997. Hudson Hills; Revised Edition (July 19, 2002). Listed and illustrated as catalogue number 92.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #2, 1970, C.92 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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