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Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91
Reference:Corlett 91
Medium:Woodcut on Japanese Hoshi paper.
Image:20 1/8 x 12 7/16 in (51.1 x 31.6 cm)
Sheet:24 1/8 x 19 in (61.3 x 48.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left. There is also 7 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 1 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).
Signature:This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right. Marked with a blind stamp in the lower right of the copyright symbol and “Gemini G.E.L. chop.” Stamped on verso lower left with “Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.” Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: RL70-243.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7389

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91 is a captivating woodcut print done in blue, yellow, red, and black. The abstract geometric design is bold and eye-catching. Lichtenstein makes use of line and shape to create energy which draws the eye of the viewer around the composition. This print is part of Lichtenstein’s Modern Head series and is the first of several prints concerning the same visual subject of an abstracted figure’s face. Mary Corlett, author of The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997, writes of this woodcut in particular: “This is Lichtenstein’s first woodcut with a print publisher, and his only work in this medium between 1959 and 1980.” This woodcut print uses Japanese woodcut printing techniques to create a Pop Art and modern work of art, showcasing Lichtenstein’s mastery of this print medium.

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91 is a Woodcut on Japanese Hoshi paper. This work is hand signed by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right. Marked with a blind stamp in the lower right of the copyright symbol and “Gemini G.E.L. chop.” Stamped on verso lower left with “Gemini G.E.L. / Los Angeles, Calif.” Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: RL70-243. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left. There is also 7 Artist’s Proofs, 1 RTP (Ready to Print), 1 PPII (Printer’s Proof), 1 GEL, and 1 C (Chromogenic print).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91 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 91.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head #1, 1970, C.91 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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