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Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head #5, 1970, C.95

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Modern Head #5, 1970, C.95
Reference:Corlett 95
Medium:Embossed graphite with Strathmore die-cut paper overlay, mounted in white lacquered aluminum frame with wood stretcher support.
Image:20 1/16 x 11 7/16 in (51 x 29 cm)
Sheet:28 x 19 1/2 in (71.1 x 49.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 on die-cut paper in pencil, 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 signed 'rf Lichtenstein' and dated ('70) on die-cut paper, lower right. Blind stamp on die-cut paper, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Workshop number on verso of die-cut paper pencil, lower left: (RL70-244).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7393

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #5, 1970, C.95 is a bold black and white design of an abstracted face that is part of Lichtenstein's Modern Head series. One of several prints the artist made of deconstructed figure's faces, this work highlights Lichtenstein's skill in working with contrast and negative space. The composition is perfectly balanced, divided diagonally, with most of the white of the work in the upper right half and the lower left half filled with mostly black. The design utilizes both sharp angles and straight lines as well as curvy, organic shapes. The effect is visually interesting to the viewer and guides the eye around the composition effectively.

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #5, 1970, C.95 is an embossed graphite with Strathmore die-cut paper overlay, mounted in white lacquered aluminum frame with wood stretcher support. This work is signed 'rf Lichtenstein' and dated ('70) on die-cut paper, lower right. Blind stamp on die-cut paper, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Workshop number on verso of die-cut paper pencil, lower left: (RL70-244). Numbered from the edition of 100 on die-cut paper in pencil, 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 #5, 1970, C.95 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 95.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #5, 1970, C.95 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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