|Artist:||Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)|
|Title:||Imperfect 67 5/8 in x 91 1/2in|
|Medium:||Color Woodcut, Screenprint and Collage on 3-ply Supra 100 paper.|
|Image Size:||58 5/8 in x 85 3/4 in (148.9 cm x 217.8 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||91 1/2 in x 67 5/8 in (232.4 cm x 171.8 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 102 in x 78 in (259.08 cm x 198.1cm)|
|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.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
Lichtenstein Imperfect 67 5/8 in x 91 1/2in represents one of Lichtenstein’s serious venture into total abstraction within the genre of Pop art. Lichtenstein carefully subverts the concept of geometric symmetry and perfection by creating a work which seems to defy the boundaries of its canvas. In this work, bold stripes are placed in the center of the work, bordered by a subdued grey. To the left, bright yellow adds an exciting splash of color to an otherwise muted palette. It is difficult to discern how this symmetric and geometric work earned its title. Yet, looking closer, the edge to the left noticeably protrude outside the rectangular boundaries of the work. It is this slight deviation which gives this work a playful quality in spite of its strict lines. Overall, Lichtenstein proves again he is a master of translating mass produced symbols into his own visual language.
Created in 1988, this color woodcut, screenprint and collage on 3-ply Supra 100 paper 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. Hudson Hills Press: New York, 1994. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.223
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Lichtenstein Imperfect 67 5/8 in x 91 1/2 in is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.