Lot 15
  • 15

Roy Lichtenstein

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Pistol
  • signed and dated 1964 and numbered indistinctly on the reverse
  • felt banner
  • 82 by 49 in. 208.3 by 124.5 cm.
  • Executed in 1964, this work is from an edition of 20, published by the Betsy Ross Flag and Banner Co., New York.


Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Texas, Contemporary Art Museum, Banners, January - February 1965 (another example exhibited)
Ithaca, Cornell University, White Museum of Art, The Spring Festival of Contemporary Painting, April - May 1965 (another example exhibited) Highland Park Ravinia, The New Look in Art-Illusion, Object Motion, June - August 1965 (another example exhibited)
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery, Op and Pop in Fabric, February 1966
Cleveland Museum of Art, Works by Roy Lichtenstein, November - January 1967 (another example exhibited)
The Aldrich Museum of American Art, Selections from the Collection of Hanford Yang, September - December 1968, no. 57, illustrated, (another example exhibited)
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Violence in Recent American Art, November - January 1969 (another example exhibited)
Cleveland New Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein: Major Works-graphics-posters, February - March 1969 (another example exhibited)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Multiples: The First Decade, March - April 1971 (another example exhibited)
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Roy Lichtenstein, June - September 1973, illustrated (another example exhibited)
New York, Ubu Gallery, The Gun: Icon of Twentieth Century Art, January - March 1996 (another example exhibited)
Long Beach, California State University, University Art Museum; New Brunswick, Rutgers University, Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Minneapolis, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum; Wichita Art Museum; Muskegon Museum of Art; Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum; Coral Gables, Lowe Art Museum; Toledo Museum of Art, The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiple of Sixties, August 1997 - August 2000, no. 20, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes; Salamanca, Domus Artium, An American Odyssey, 1945-1980: Debating Modernism, April 2004-January 2005, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale; Milan, Silvana Editoriale Spa, Pop Art 1956-1968, October 2007 - January 2008, p. 275, illustrated (another example exhibited)
DePaul University Art Museum, Art and Politics in Chicago, September - November 2008, p. 64,  illustrated (another example exhibited)


Jane Howard, "A Creative Capacity to Astonish," Life, August 21, 1964, no. 8, p. 42, illustrated
"O Say Can You See," Newsweek, January 11, 1965, illustrated
"Record Crowds See "Pop," "Op" Art Show," Ithaca Journal, May 10, 1965, illustrated
Mario Amaya, Pop Art...And After, New York, 1966, p. 84, illustrated
"Beer Cans in Bronze," The New York Times, January 1, 1966, illustrated
Eds. Daniel Buchholz and Gregorio Magnani, Internation Index of Multiples from Duchamp to the Present, Tokyo, 1992, p. 124, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Pasadena Art Museum, Roy Lichtenstein, 1967, no. 54, illustrated
Richard Hamilton, "Roy Lichtenstein," Studio International 175, no. 896, January 1968, p. 21, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Violence in Recent American Art, November 1968 - January 1969, illustrated
Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Roy Lichtenstein, 1969, no. 106, p. 91, illustrated
Diane Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1971, p.131, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Roy Lichtenstein, 1971, pl. 131, illustrated
Jack Cowart, Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980, New York, 1981, p. 90, illustrated
Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of Art, The Comic Art Show: Cartoons in Painting and Popular Culture, 1983, p. 69, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Long Beach, California State University, University Art Museum, [and travelling], The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiples from the Sixties, November 1997 - August 2000, cat. no. 20, illustrated in color


There is scattered surface soiling and staining throughout. There are tears along the bottom left edge of the banner, the largest measuring two square inches. This work has been professionally cleaned, and a conservation report is available upon request.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.