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Roy Lichtenstein, Chem IV, 1970, C.100

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Chem IV, 1970, C.100
Reference:C.100
Series:Peace Through Chemistry, 1970
Medium:Screenprint on Special Arjomari paper.
Image:24 x 14 3/8 in (61 x 36.5 cm)
Sheet:30 x 20 5/16 in (76.2 x 51.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, lower left. There is also 10 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 3 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).
Signature:This work is signed ‘rf Lichtenstein’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Stamped on verso, lower left: (Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.). Workshop number in pencil, lower left, beneath stamp: (RL70-368).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7408

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Chem IA, 1970, C.100 is a single panel of the artist’s larger Peace Through Chemistry print. The print features what seems to be a scientist looking over a smoking test tube. The composition is done in a limited color palette of black and white with a highlight of yellow. Mary Corlett, author of The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, writes “The image, related to the Peace Through Chemistry series, was produced for the benefit of the University of California, Irvine, in conjunction with the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: Graphics, Reliefs, and Sculpture, 1969-1970 (October 27-December 6, 1970).’” (Corlett 115). This work, although an important element of a larger design, stands alone as a strong and captivating composition on its own.

Roy Lichtenstein Chem IA, 1970, C.100 is a screenprint on Special Arjomari paper. This work is signed ‘rf Lichtenstein’ by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: (copyright symbol and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Stamped on verso, lower left: (Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.). Workshop number in pencil, lower left, beneath stamp: (RL70-240). Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, lower left. There is also 10 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 3 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Chem IA, 1970, C.100 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 100.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Chem IA, 1970, C.100 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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