Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect "58 x 92 3/8"
|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Imperfect "58 x 92 3/8"|
|Medium:||Color Woodcut, Screenprint and Collage on Archivart 4-Ply Museum Board|
|Image:||48 in x 85 7/16 in (121.9 in x 217 in)|
|Sheet:||58 in x 92 1/2 in (147.3 cm x 235.0 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 45 in pencil in the lower right; printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin: ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘88’.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Lichtenstein Imperfect 58 " x 92 3/8 " is a monumental work from the acclaimed Imperfect Series. Featuring a primary color palette, the grandiose abstraction is not as simple as it seems. In fact, 15 colors were used in 32 runs from 2 Baltic birch woodblocks, and hand-cut reflective silver Mylar collage. Key to this series is Roy Lichtenstein's keen understanding of pattern and composition. Stripes and dots occupy cross-sections, and are juxtaposed with polygonal gaps of turquoise, red, blue, silver, green, and light orange. Staying true to the series, a polka-dotted triangle veers of the edge of the composition's border, undermining the conventional boundaries of the rectangular canvas. A subversive and important effort from one of the ground-breaking pop artist's final series, Imperfect 58 " x 92 3/8 " is delightful experimentation of abstract art that is visually stunning, while playful, and confrontational.
Created in 1988, this color Woodcut, Screenprint and Collage on Archivart 4-Ply Museum Board is hand-signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right margin: ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘88’. This work is numbered from the edition of 45 in pencil in the lower right margin; printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 Raisoneé 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 221.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Lichtenstein Imperfect 58 " x 92 3/8 " in is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.