Roy Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 44 3/4"x103", 1988

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Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title: Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 44 3/4"x103", 1988
Medium: Color Woodcut, Screenprint and Collage on Archivart 4-ply Museum Board.
Image Size: 93 in x 40 7/8 in (236.2 cm x 103.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 103 in x 44 13/16 in (261.6 cm x 113.8 cm)
Framed Size: 112 in x 53 in (284.5 cm x 134.6 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 45 in pencil in the lower right margin; 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 Inquire
ID # w-5351

Imperfect 44 3/4"x103", 1988, represents one of Lichtenstein’s serious foray into total abstraction within the genre of Pop art. In this work, Lichtenstein’s usual striped and dotted patterns are confined within jagged, geometric lines. To the hasty viewer, it is difficult to discern how the work earned its title. Yet, looking closer, two edges 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 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’.  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:

Roy Lichtenstein Imperfect 44 3/4"x103" 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 final sale of the work).

1. Corlett, Lee Mary. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisoneé 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1994. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.22

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

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