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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Pistol
signed and numbered 'roy Lichtenstein AP' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
felt banner
82¾ x 43½ in. (210.7 x 110.6 cm.)
Executed in 1964. This work is an artist's proof from an edition of twenty.
Literature
J. Howard, "A Creative Capacity to Astonish," Life, 21 August 1964, no. 8, p. 42 (illustrated).
M. Amaya, Pop Art...And After, New York, 1966, p. 84 (illustrated). Roy Lichtenstein, exh. cat., Pasadena Art Museum, 1967, no. 54 (illustrated).
D. Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1969, no. 106, p. 91 (illustrated).
D. Waldman, Roy Lichtenstein, exh.cat., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1971, pl. 131 (illustrated).
J. Cowart, Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980, New York, 1981, p. 90 (illustrated).
J. Carlin, The Comic Art Show: Cartoons in Painting and Popular Culture, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 1983, p. 69 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Texas, Contemporary Art Museum, Banners, January-February 1965 (another example exhibited).
Ithaca, White Museum of Art, Cornell University, The Spring Festival of Contemporary Painting, April-May 1965 (another example exhibited). Highland Park Ravinia, The New Look in Art-Illusion, Object Motion, June-August 1965 (another example exhibited).
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery, Op and Pop in Fabric, February 1966.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Works by Roy Lichtenstein, November-January 1967 (another example exhibited).
The Aldrich Museum of American Art, Selections from the Collection of Hanford Yang, September-December 1968, no. 57 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Violence in Recent American Art, November-January 1969 (another example exhibited).
Cleveland New Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein: Major Works-graphics-posters, February-March 1969 (another example exhibited).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Multiples: The First Decade, March-April 1971 (another example exhibited).
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Roy Lichtenstein, June-September 1973 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
New York, Ubu Gallery, The Gun: Icon of Twentieth Century Art, January-March 1996 (another example exhibited).
Long Beach, University Art Museum, California State University; New Brunswick, Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University; Baltimore Museum of Art; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Minneapolis, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum; Wichita Art Museum; Muskegon Museum of Art; Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum; Coral Gables, Lowe Art Museum; Toledo Museum of Art, The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiple of Sixties, August 1997-August 2000, no. 20 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes; Salamanca, Domus Artium, An American Odyssey, 1945-1980: Debating Modernism, April 2004-January 2005 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale; Milan, Silvana Editoriale Spa, Pop Art 1956-1968, October 2007-January 2008, p. 275 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
DePaul University Art Museum, Art and Politics in Chicago, September-November 2008, p. 64 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

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