Roy Lichtenstein, Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989|
|Medium:||Color lithograph, waxtype, woodcut, and screenprint on cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper.|
|Image:||53 1/2 in x 30 5/16 in (135.9 cm x 77 cm)|
|Sheet:||56 1/4 in x 32 1/2 in (142.9 cm x 82.6 cm)|
|Framed:||65 3/4 x 41 3/4 (167 cm x 106 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 60 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 Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989 is a marvelous work that features Lichtenstein’s loose, freely Expressionistic brushstrokes combined with diagonal stripes that frame the composition. The ambiguity of the Expressionistic forms is directly juxtaposed with the dark red stripes that angle downwards to the left that segments both in a simple, modern style. Benday dots capture our attention at the top of the form, contrasting dots that clash with the background. Bursts of yellow, blue, reds and oranges seep through the page, with lighter pastel colors such as pink, beige, and silver help give the eye a break, through the overwhelming organized chaos. Within the high pigmented orange that dominates the center of the work is a transitional ombre effect that leads the color to slightly desaturate as the color flows upwards, as if to mimic the way ink might react with a live paint brush, gradually losing pigmentation the longer the brush is on the page. Lichtenstein allows a pause for air by leaving small bits of negative space open within the form, in the empty cavities left available. The white acts as a breath of air, allowing the breadth of his work to illustrate your imagination with abstract expressionist forms.
Created in 1989, Roy Lichtenstein Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989 is a color lithograph, waxtype, woodcut, and screenprint on cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper. This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989 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).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Nude, from Brushstroke Figures Series, 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.