Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Conversation, 1990
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Reflections on Conversation, 1990|
|Medium:||Lithograph, screenprint, woodcut, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 68 in pencil in the lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: (Tyler Graphics Ltd. Chop). Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: (RL89-979).|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in the lower right.|
Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Conversation, 1990 offers a visually and thematically layered composition that exemplifies the bold, iconic style of the artist. The reflection has dual meaning in the visual context of the Reflections series: it not only refers to the stylized reflective streaks integrated into each image, but it also alludes to the way those reflective streaks obscure certain features in the image and encourage contemplation or reflection about the highlighted parts. The reflective streaks in this image obscure the mouths of the two figures, which highlights their eyes as they look into each other’s face. As a result, the eyes of the figures become the focal point of this work, framing visual communication as a mode of conversation. Lichtenstein reinforces the reflective theme of the series through the glasses on the figure to the right, which has a lens with highlights of its own. Overall, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Conversation, 1990 is a beautifully complex work both in its visual layering and multifaceted theme.
Created in 1990, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Conversation, 1990 is a lithograph, screenprint, woodcut, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper. This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 68 in pencil in the lower right. This work has a blind stamp in the lower right that reads “(Tyler Graphics Ltd. Chop),” and workshop number RL89-979 in pencil in the lower left verso.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Conversation, 1990 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 Lee. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 240.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Conversation, 1990 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.