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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Aspen Winter Jazz Poster, signed, ed. 300 (Corlett 44)

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Aspen Winter Jazz Poster, signed, ed. 300 (Corlett 44)

Item Description:

Screenprint in colors, 1967, on heavy glossy wove paper, signed and numbered "214/300" in ballpoint pen (there were also 12-15 artist's proofs and one known uninscribed print on lighter weight paper), published by the artist and Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, for the Aspen Winter Jazz Festival, printed by Stephen Poleskie/Chiron Press, New York and with their blindstamp, the full sheet, framed and glazed


Two smudges mid-right edge, minor loss at top edge of lower circle. Horizontal crease at upper left edge measuring 6 inches below a perpendicular vertical crease measuring 2 inches. Please contact for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Sale of Christie's, New York, July 31, 2008, lot 269

Private collection, New York


Height 39.63 in. x Width 25.63 in. (sight)

Height 41.38 in. x Width 27.25 in. (frame)

About The Artist:

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American Pop artist born in New York City. His father, a real estate broker and his mother, a homemaker and pianist, frequently took him to museums in his youth. Lichtenstein began college by enrolling in classes at the Arts Students League in New York. He subsequently moved to Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he finished his studies after serving in World War II. Lichtenstein’s work is a pastiche of cultural appropriation; he famously aped comic book illustrations, enlarging, tracing and painting selected segments, even incorporating the characteristic Ben-Day dots from the offset lithographic printing process into his paintings. Lichtenstein also used the brushstroke, a motif from the Action Paintings of his contemporaries, and created tongue-in-cheek artworks based on 20th century art movements Cubism, Purism, Surrealism, Futurism, and Expressionism. In his later years, Lichtenstein created a series of sculptures of flat-looking but three-dimensional banal objects, and a series of non-reflective mirrors. His playful, balanced work sought to question the assumption that the function of representational art was to reflect reality. His art was an arrangement of forms and colors that obeyed pictorial rules independent of the subject in order to express an ideal state rather than a concrete reality.


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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Aspen Winter Jazz Poster, signed, ed. 300 (Corlett 44)

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