Roy Lichtenstein: Recent Acquisitions

My use of evenly repeated dots and diagonal lines and uninflected color areas suggest that my work is right where it is, right on the canvas, definitely not a window into the world.-  Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

Roy Lichtenstein, 1964

The works of Roy Lichtenstein continue to be some of the most sought after in the art world.

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Joyous Painting, 1994

 

Last July, one of his later works, Nude with Joyous Painting, done in 1994, sold at Christie’s on-line auction for more than $46 million.

Born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Lichtenstein was a sophisticated, erudite New Yorker who studied drawing and design along with botany, history, and literature at Ohio State University. He also took engineering courses at De Paul University in Chicago during his service in the army during World War ll. Lichtenstein was deployed to Europe where, ironically, he found a book about Japanese brush painting, which had a profound influence on his art.

Roy Lichtenstein
Green Face, 1989, from the Brushstroke Figures Series
Lithograph, screenprint, waxtype and woodcut printed in colors on cold-pressed Saunders Waterford paper
Image: 56 3/4 by 36 3/8 inches
Sheet: 58 3/4 by 41 inches
Numbered 26/60 (total edition includes eight artist’s proofs)
Signed in pencil, dated, numbered with the blind- and inkstamp (verso) of the printer and publisher, Graphic Studio, Tampa
For sale at Surovek Gallery

In the early 1960s, Lichtenstein became the most well-known Pop artist in the world. He had to overcome much criticism before the artistic quality of his work was understood.

Roy Lichtenstein
Two Paintings, 1984
Woodcut, lithograph, silkscreen with collage
45.88 x 39.06 inches
Signed, numbered, dated: 37/60 R Lichtenstein ‘84
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein’s works continue to be some of the most coveted in the art world. Exhibits of his work continue to be curated around the world.

Roy Lichtenstein
Titled, 1996
Screenprint in colors, on Coventry Rag paper, with full margins.
Image: 24 x 32 1/2 inches
Sheet: 31 5/8 x 39 5/8 inches
Signed, dated and numbered# 167/175 in pencil (there were also 25 artist’s proofs), Co-published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York to benefit The Campaign for Freedom of Expression
For sale at Surovek Gallery

A current exhibit of Lichtenstein’s work is on display at the Stiftung Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, Germany, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Mons in Mons, Belgium and, closer to home, an exhibit of his work is planned to open in February 2021 at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Museum of Botany & the Arts in Sarasota, Florida.

The Works of Roy Lichtenstein at Surovek Gallery

Please contact us if you would like more information about the work of Roy Lichtenstein, or any of the other fine art, available at Surovek Gallery.


References:
Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude with Joyous Painting’ big hit, Christie’s online sale fetches $421 mn. Economic Times Magazine. London Edition. July 14, 2020.
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