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Roy Lichtenstein, Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85
Reference:Corlett 85
Medium:Screenprint on aluminum, C. M. Fabriano – 100/100 Cotone paper mat.
Image:14 3/8 x 17 3/16 in (36.4 x 43.6 cm)
Sheet:18 7/8 x 26 in (48 x 66 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil on the mat in the lower right. There is also a blind stamp in the lower right of the publisher, “Gabriele Mazzotta Editore chop.”
Signature:This work is hand signed “rf Lichtenstein” and dated “’69” by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil on the mat in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7383

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85 is a vibrant print that features a diagonally split composition. As the title suggests, one side of the work embodies “Industry” and is filled with industrial buildings and factories with smokestacks pouring out pollution. Lichtenstein used a somber color palette of blues, black, and white to illustrate the cold and impersonal nature of capitalism and manufacturing. The other half of the work represents “the Arts,” and is bursting with music notes, birds, geometric designs, and other artistic symbols. The warmer color palette of red, yellow, white, and black gives a more welcoming and positive energy to this half of the screenprint, especially in comparison to the “Industry” half. Lichtenstein is clearly commenting on the contrast between these two facets of society and showing the viewer how the arts provide life, energy, and interest in an industrial world.

Roy Lichtenstein Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85 is a Screenprint on aluminum, C. M. Fabriano – 100/100 Cotone paper mat. This work is hand signed “rf Lichtenstein” and dated “’69” by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil on the mat in the lower left. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil on the mat in the lower right. There is also a blind stamp in the lower right of the publisher, “Gabriele Mazzotta Editore chop.”

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85 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 84.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Industry and the Arts (I), 1969, C.85 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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