Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Minerva, 1990 from Reflections, 1990

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Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title: Reflections on Minerva, 1990 from Reflections, 1990
Reference: Corlett 244
Medium: Lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper
Image Size: 45 11/16 in x 35 7/16 in (116 cm x 90 cm)
Sheet Size: 51 3/4 in x 42 in (131.4 cm x 106.7 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 63 3/4 in x 44 in (161.9 cm x 111.8 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 68 in pencil in the lower right; printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York.
Signature: This work is hand signed and dated ‘90’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.
ID # W-6004

Framed in a bright yellow boarder, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Minerva, 1990 from Reflections, 1990 shows a distressed Minerva partially obscured by reflective lines. As if she is behind glass, the abstract red and black stripes dance across her face. This series was all about examining reflections, and often, like in other of Lichtenstein’s works, he would use his previous paintings and prints as inspiration. In the background of this artwork we see a typical Lichtenstein woman – benday dots and all. Rich colors are used across the work, from a deep blue to bright reds and oranges. Minerva holds her hand to her forehead and her mouth is open in disgust. Through the reflections we wonder what Minerva is seeing that we cannot. There is also a speech bubble above her head that is obscured both by the bounds of the artwork and the reflective lines. Lichtenstein teases context, but ultimately denies it to the viewer.

Created in 1990, this lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper is hand signed and dated ‘90’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right; numbered from the edition of 68 in pencil in the lower right; printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Minerva, 1990 from Reflections, 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, Lee Mary. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997. Hudson Hills Press: New York, 1994. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 244 on pg. 226

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on Minerva, 1990 from Reflections, 1990 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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