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Lot 225
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Roy Lichtenstein

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 USD
Sold
446,500 USD
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Description

  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Collage for Leda and the Swan

  • signed and dated '68
  • acrylic, graphite and black felt tip marker on paper

Provenance

Gunther Sachs, London (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, London
Private Collection, San Francisco
Hirschl and Adler Fine Art, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1989

Catalogue Note

"I feel that his [Roy Lichtenstein's] best work is generally work in which there is this contradiction between cool in the treatment and soul in the subject-matter- as against the still lifes, the landscapes and the parodies of Jazz Age ornament. It is a contradiction that corresponds to one of our most needed mechanisms of defence: to joke about what we mind most about." - David Sylvester (American Vogue, September 1969)

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