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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

    Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp

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    Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
    Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp
    signed, inscribed, numbered and dated 'Saff & Co. 2/2 rf Lichtenstein '97' (on the right edge); with printed signature, number, date and inscription 'SAFF AND COMPANY OXFORD MARYLAND © SAFF AND COMPANY LICHTENSTEIN. 1997 RL97-012' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
    screenprint with hand-painted Magna on honeycomb-core aluminium panel in artist frame
    49½ x 67 7/8in. (125.7 x 172.2cm.)
    Executed in 1997, this work is Saff two from an edition of twenty-four plus eight artist proofs, one BAT, two SP, three PP, two presentation proofs, 2 Saff and Company proofs and one archive copy

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    Brushstroke Still Life with Lamp is one of the final projects completed by Roy Lichtenstein before his death in September 1997. Immediately identifiable as Lichtenstein, the present work employs two motifs ever present througout his oeuvre, the theme of the still-life and the iconic theme of the obliterating brushstroke.

    One of three prints in process at the time of Lichtenstein's death, the present work is the only one completed by the artist before his death with the addition of the hand-painted brushstroke. This unique hand-painted brushstrokes offers visual and textural contrast to the screen printed base on which the work is executed.

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    Roy Lichtenstein's Last Still Life, exh. cat., Milan, Galleria Lawrence Rubin, 1998, no. 3 (another from the edition illustrated in colour).
    Roy Lichtenstein, exh. cat., New York, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, 1999, no. 3 (another from the edition illustrated in colour).
    M. L. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein; A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997, New York 2002, no. 308 (another from the edition incorrectly illustrated in colour, p. 276).