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    Sale 2044

    Prints and Multiples

    28 - 29 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 485

    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)

    Storming the Castle (Corlett 8)

    Price Realised  

    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
    Storming the Castle (Corlett 8)
    etching, aquatint and engraving, 1950, on laid paper with an unidentified watermark, signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered '3/10 first state' (the edition was 25 in the second (final) state, published by the artist, with full margins, light-, mat and time staining, scattered foxing throughout, adhesive remains in places at the sheet edges and at the reverse of the sheet edges (with associated staining and soiling), otherwise in good condition, framed
    P. 11 7/8 x 15¾ in. (302 x 400 mm.)
    S. 14 x 17½ in. (356 x 445 mm.)


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    The present lot was a wedding gift to Charles and Lee Csuri from Roy Lichtenstein in 1950. Lichtenstein and Charles Csuri were both students at Ohio State University, Columbus, studying under Professor Hoyt L. Sherman. It was here that Lichtenstein developed several of the essential elements which would inform his later style, such as the schematic conversion of multi-dimensional objects in nature into the two dimensions required on paper. It was also at Ohio that Lichtenstein first began making etchings, such as Storming the Castle, where early influences of Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso are evident.

    Provenance

    Gift of the artist.
    Gift to the present owner.