Roy Lichtenstein, Forms in Space, 1985
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Forms in Space, 1985|
|Medium:||Color screenprint on Rives BFK paper|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil in the lower right|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right|
Roy Lichtenstein Forms in Space, 1985 is characterized by boldness with a hint of playfulness. Simple, strong, and easy to grasp—Lichtenstein breaks down the barriers between art and life. It’s this new idea of consumer culture that Andy Warhol was similarly obsessed with that Lichtenstein bears in his work. The American Flag is manifested and translated in a humorous way. We see electric blue dots and red diagonal stripes replace the iconic flag. He completely inverts the original color palette by replacing the white stars with blue “Ben-Day” dots and slanting the red and white lines. This clever screenprint places itself within the realm of pop culture, mass media, and iconic symbols. Executed for the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Rally ‘Round the Flag’ fundraiser, Lichtenstein captivates and holds our attention so that our eyes become glued to this particular piece.
Created in 1985, Roy Lichtenstein Forms in Space, 1985 is a color screenprint on Rives BFK paper. Numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil in the lower right, this work is hand-signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein Forms in Space, 1985 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. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 217.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Forms in Space, 1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.