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Roy Lichtenstein, Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96
Reference:Corlett 96
Series:Peace Through Chemistry, 1970
Medium:Lithograph and screenprint on Special Arjomari paper.
Image:31 7/8 x 57 ½ in (81 x 146 cm)
Sheet:37 13/16 x 63 ½ in (96 x 161.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 32 in pencil, lower left. There is also 6 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 3 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).
Signature:This work is signed ‘rf Lichtenstein’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Stamped on verso, lower left: (Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.). Workshop number in pencil, lower left, beneath stamp: (RL70-240).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7404

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96 is a dynamic composition full of geometric shapes and sharp angles. The print has a limited color palette of red, yellow, blue, and black, a favored selection of primary colors by Lichtenstein. The design features various scientific objects, like a microscope, test tubes, and machinery gears. Mary Corlett, author of The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, writes “In 1970 Lichtenstein told John Coplans: ‘I’ve never seen any painting like the Peace Through Chemistry image. There should have been images like this (in the 1920s and 1930s); it’s a mixture of a kind of W.P.A. mural painting and Cezanne or Grant Wood, mixed with American precisionist use of city imagery.’” (Corlett 115). This print is part a series of prints all concerning the same theme of “Peace Through Chemistry.”

Roy Lichtenstein Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96 is a Lithograph and screenprint on Special Arjomari paper. This work is signed ‘rf Lichtenstein’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Stamped on verso, lower left: (Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.). Workshop number in pencil, lower left, beneath stamp: (RL70-240). Numbered from the edition of 32 in pencil, lower left. There is also 6 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 3 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96 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 96.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Peace Through Chemistry I, 1970, C.96 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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