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Roy Lichtenstein, Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997
Reference:C308
Medium:Screenprint, with hand-painted magna, on honeycomb-core aluminum panel inset in a white wood frame
Sheet:49 1/2 in x 68 in (125.7 cm x 172.7 cm)
Framed:54 in x 72 1/2 in (137.2 cm x 184.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 24 in the lower left margin. Workshop number on verso, handwritten in black paint marker, on the same metal plate attached to the verso, in the space between the printed inscriptions: (RL97-012).
Signature:This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in black paint marker on the lower right margin. Printed on adhesive-backed metal plate attached to the verso, lower right: SAFF AND / COMPANY / OXFORD, MARYLAND) and (© SAFF AND COMPANY / LICHTENSTEIN, 1977).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7401
Price on Request

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997 combines the iconic Ben Day dots and stripes found in the artist’s oeuvre with the organic brushstrokes of traditional painting. This particular print stands out among Lichtenstein’s printed works because each impression consists of hand-painted brushstrokes made by the artist himself. Except for the stylized blue paint strip below the lamp and the brushstroke on the front edge of the table, the color in this work is concentrated in the left half of the composition, creating a chromatic divide that parallels the stylistic divide. The lamp, after which this work is named, occupies the upper right corner of the composition and is rendered in Lichtenstein’s cartooned style. The table beneath the lamp transgresses the divide between the two styles in this work, as its right side features hard edges and outlines while its left side fades into a tangle of brushstrokes. Lichtenstein complicates this visual study of inanimate objects by combining two very different artistic styles, making Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997 an endlessly intriguing work of art.

Created in 1997, Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997 is a screenprint, with hand-painted magna, on honeycomb-core aluminum panel inset in a white wood frame. This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in black paint marker on the lower right margin, printed on adhesive-backed metal plate attached to the verso, lower right: SAFF AND / COMPANY / OXFORD, MARYLAND) and (© SAFF AND COMPANY / LICHTENSTEIN, 1977), and numbered from the edition of 24 in the lower left margin. The workshop number is on the verso, handwritten in black paint marker, on the same metal plate attached to the verso, in the space between the printed inscriptions: (RL97-012).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997 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. 308.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp, 1997 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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