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Roy Lichtenstein, Pyramids, 1969, C.87

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Pyramids, 1969, C.87
Reference:Corlett 87
Medium:Lithograph on Arches paper.
Image:11 9/16 x 35 in (29.4 x 88.9 cm)
Sheet:16 ½ x 38 ⅞ in (41.9 x 98.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 101 in pencil in the lower left margin. There was also an unknown number of Artist’s Proofs (inscribed (A/P) and numbered in roman numerals).
Signature:This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 - New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7385

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Pyramids, 1969, C.87 is a simple composition depicting the Great Pyramids of Giza in an geometric abstract style. Lichtenstein reduces the pyramids to basic triangles and uses his favored comic book style “Ben Day dots” to give the structures dimension by creating shadows. The work only uses black, white, and yellow to construct the landscape. The limited color palette allows the viewer to focus on the strong design of the print and how the yellow of the sky pops against the black and white pyramids. “Pyramids was commissioned by the Print Collectors of the Friends of Art, associated with the Nelson Gallery (now the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), Kansas City, Missouri,” writes Mary Corlett, author of The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997.

Roy Lichtenstein Pyramids, 1969, C.87 is a lithograph on Arches paper. This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 - New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 101 in pencil in the lower left margin. There was also an unknown number of Artist’s Proofs (inscribed (A/P) and numbered in roman numerals).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Pyramids, 1969, C.87 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 87.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Pyramids, 1969, C.87 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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