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Roy Lichtenstein, Real Estate, 1969, C.88

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Real Estate, 1969, C.88
Reference:Corlett 88
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 100 in pencil in the lower right margin. There was also 10 Artist’s Proofs (inscribed (A/P) and numbered in roman numerals), plus an unknown number of other proofs.
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-7386

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate, 1969, C.88 is a long horizontal composition of a building. The print is done in a simple blue and white color palette which highlights Lichtenstein's use of line and shading. The design of the wide and flat building involves many tiny window panes which contrast nicely with the openness of the background sky. Lichtenstein made use of the Ben Day dots he was known for, utilizing them for shadows and the sky and ground. The work, despite being simple at first glance, is visually fascinating as the viewer's eye is drawn into the multitude of details.

"Lichtenstein also used this image on his own letterhead for a while, 'because if you write to enamel companies (with that on your letterhead) they will take you seriously' (Lichtenstein, in conversation with Fine, August 11, 1993),” writes Mary Corlett, author of The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997.

Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate, 1969, C.88 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 100 in pencil in the lower right margin. There was also 10 Artist’s Proofs (inscribed (A/P) and numbered in roman numerals), plus an unknown number of other proofs.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate, 1969, C.88 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 88.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Real Estate, 1969, C.88 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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