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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), "Merton of the Movies" 1968, screenprint in colors on silver foil (Corlett 61)

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), "Merton of the Movies" 1968, screenprint in colors on silver foil (Corlett 61)

Item Description:

Unsigned, not numbered (from an unknown number of of uninscribed impressions, there was also a numbered edition of 450 and an unknown number of artist's proofs), screenprinted in small type "Roy Lichtenstein List Art Poster (c) 1968 HKL Ltd." bottom right, co-published by Lincoln Center/List Poster and Print Program and H.K.L. Ltd., printed by Fine Creations, Inc., New York

Literature: Bianchini (1971), cat. no. 28; Corlett 61


Dents and creases mid left, upper left crease, loss black near "M", crease near "S", debris under frame. Please contact for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Private collection, New York


Height 29.75 in. x Width 19.5 in. (sight)

Height 31.37 in. x Width 21.37 in. x Depth 1 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), "Merton of the Movies" 1968, screenprint in colors on silver foil (Corlett 61)

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