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Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. Mnuchin, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Tyson, New York
Gagosian Gallery, New York
Mr. and Mrs. S.I. Newhouse, New York
Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Please note that this work has been requested for the exhibition Picasso and Contemporary Art, at the Grand Palais in Paris, September 2015.
Property of an East Coast Collector
D. Seiberling,"Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?" Life, 31 January 1964 (illustrated in color).
H. Geldzahler, "Frankenthaler, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Olitski: A Preview of the American Selection of the 1966 Venice Biennale," Artforum, June 1966, p. 33 (illustrated in color).
L. Lippard, Pop Art, New York, 1966, p. 89, no. 69 (illustrated in color).
A. Boatto and G. Falzoni, eds., Lichtenstein, Italy, 1966, p. 33 (illustrated).
S. Dali, "How an Elvis Presley Becomes a Roy Lichtenstein," Arts Magazine, no. 41, April 1967, p. 31 (illustrated).
C. Andreae, "Trying to Shock-himself," Christian Science Monitor, 18 September 1969, section II, p. 11 (illustrated).
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D. Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, 1969, p. 43 (illustrated).
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J. Weber, Pop Art, Munich, 1970, p. 62 (illustrated).
D. Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, 1971, pl. 62 (illustrated in color).
S. Hunter, American Art of the 20th Century, New York, 1972, p. 682 (illustrated in color).
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M. FitzGerald, Picasso and American Art, New York, 2006, p. 255 (illustrated).
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New York, Knoedler & Company, Lawyers Collect: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture Selected from the Private Collections of Members of the New York Bar, January 1965.
XXXIII Venice Biennale, United States Pavillion, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Jules Olitski, June-October 1966, p. 15 (illustrated in color).
Pasadena Art Museum; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Roy Lichtenstein, April-July 1967.
London, Tate Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein, January-February 1968 p. 34, no. 17 (illustrated).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Pop Art, April-June 1974 p. 81, no. 38 (illustrated).
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