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Roy Lichtenstein, The Living Room, 1990

Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
Title:The Living Room, 1990
Reference:C250
Medium:Woodcut on 4-ply Paper Technologies, Inc., Museum Board
Image:52 1/8 in x 66 in (132.4 cm x 167.6 cm)
Sheet:58 1/8 in x 72 in (147.6 cm x 182.9 cm)
Framed:63 in x 77 in (160 cm x 195.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60. Blind stamp, lower right: (copyright symbol, publication date, artist’s initials, and Gemini G.E.L. chop). Stamped on verso, lower left: (published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles). Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left, beneath stamp: (RL90-1223).
Signature:This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7415
Price on Request

Historical Description

Roy Lichtenstein The Living Room, 1990 features an interior space in which the combination of bold lines and Bend Day dots create an perspectival effect that is at once three-dimensional and flat. The right wall is angled back towards a corner where it meets with a white wall protruding from the left, but the red Ben Day dots that fill the right wall conflict with the angled perspective because they lie flat along the surface of the picture plane. Without the effect of shading, it remains unclear whether or not the room is illuminated by natural light from the window to the right or by the two recess lights in the ceiling towards the upper left corner of the image Since the source of light in this image remains ambiguous, the main focus becomes the patterns and lines that make up the individual forms in the space. The composition of Roy Lichtenstein The Living Room, 1990 was inspired by an advertisement photograph that Lichtenstein enlarged, traced, and reworked into the final image seen here.

Created in 1990, Roy Lichtenstein The Living Room, 1990 is a woodcut on 4-ply Paper Technologies, Inc., Museum Board. This work is hand signed and dated by Roy Lichtenstein (New York, 1923 – New York, 1997) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 60 with a blind stamp in the lower right (copyright symbol, publication date, artist’s initials, and Gemini G.E.L. chop). This work is also stamped on verso in the lower left (published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles) and has the workshop number in pencil in the lower left beneath the stamp on verso: (RL90-1223).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Roy Lichtenstein The Living Room, 1990 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 Lee. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonne no. 250.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Roy Lichtenstein The Living Room, 1990 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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