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Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on The Scream, 1990

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Reflections on The Scream, 1990
Reference:C243
Medium:Lithograph, screenprint, woodcut, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset paper
Image:42 3/8 in x 59 1/4 in (107.7 cm x 150.5 cm)
Sheet:48 3/4 in x 65 3/8 in (123.8 cm x 166.1 cm)
Framed:54 in x 70 in (137.2 cm x 177.8 cm)
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: (RL89-982)
Signature:This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7411
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Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on The Scream, 1990 showcases the sophisticated cartoon style of the artist through the unusual subject of a screaming child. 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 fall diagonally on either side of the wailing baby, drawing attention to the figure’s gaping mouth and the namesake of this work. What causes the figure to cry is left to interpretation, but the obvious distress of the figure draws attention to the conspicuous absence of a parental figure. Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on The Scream, 1990 remains a visually intriguing work of art that exemplifies the iconic Ben Day dots and stripes that define Lichtenstein’s oeuvre.

Created in 1990, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on The Scream, 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 RL89-982 in pencil in the lower left verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on The Scream, 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 raisonne no. 243.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Reflections on The Scream, 1990 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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