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Roy Lichtenstein
INTERIOR
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 131,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
38
Roy Lichtenstein
INTERIOR
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 131,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Roy Lichtenstein
1923 - 1997
INTERIOR
incised with the artist's signature, date 96 and number 2/6 on the base
patinated bronze
27 1/8 by 19 3/8 by 6 3/4 in. 69 by 49.2 by 17.1 cm.
Executed in 1996, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6. 
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lichtenstein: Sculpture and Drawings, June - September 1999, p. 211, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

“From the late Sixties onward the sculptures are mostly open planes penetrated by air, two-sided freestanding images ‘drawn’ in space with heavy black metal lines. They are concrete versions of the artist’s basic graphic painting techniques. Ironies abound, Lichtenstein’s signature lines become three dimensional and concrete, and the painted and patinated bronze sculptures are inescapably pictorial as the paintings. The crucial difference is that the spaces we ‘read’ on canvases are real in the sculptures. It is another turn of the screw. The complex visual ambiguities of the space within and between the cast bronze lines and shapes only increase when we see through the works to different real things behind them. But with both the concrete and the insubstantial, everything depends on precision of image, and here Lichtenstein is the master.”

Naomi Spector, Exh. Cat., Washington D.C., National Gallery, Lichtenstein: Sculpture and Drawings, 1999, p. 33

Contemporary Curated

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New York