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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 230

    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)


    Price Realised  


    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
    signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein 1965’ (on the reverse)
    Rowlux and paper collage on board
    25 ½ x 21 ½in. (64.7 x 54.6cm.)
    Executed in 1965

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    “He presents the basic elements of a landscape, its shapes, its volumes, its light and shade, its reflections, but gives us a shorthand version of it...He has changed organic forms into geometric ones and has created a highly structured image from a less orderly reality.”
    —D. WALDMAN, Roy Lichtenstein, New York 1993, p. 131

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    The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend (Acquired directly from the artist).
    Nina Castelli Sundell Collection, New York.
    The Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell sale, Christie’s New York, 11 November 2015, lot 184.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Post Lot Text

    This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.