Two Original lithographs on white wove paper
From the One Cent Life Portfolio
From edition of 2000
Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris, 1964
Published by E.W. Kornfield, Bern, Switzerland
Unsigned/unnumbered as issued
Reference: The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein:
A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1993, Corlett.
Cat no. 33 and 34, page 73
Each Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,
archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via FedEx.
Certificate of Authenticity. See Terms of Sale
Set sold for $11,250 USD
Christie's Auction NY July 2016
"Pop art was defined, refined, and ultimately blown wide open by American artist Roy Lichtenstein. With his unique combination of technical invention, deadpan humor, and cultural daring, Roy Lichtenstein moved the line between commercial and fine art and changed the way we look at our world. It is impossible to imagine contemporary art without his signature dots." (National Gallery of Art, www.nga.org)
Roy Lichtenstein by Robert Mapplethorpe
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, Lichtenstein became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tonque-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style.
He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting"His most expensive piece is Masterpiece, which was Sold for $165 million in January 2017, which is among the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold.
Portfolio Cover by Lichtenstein
One Cent Life Portfolio
The 1964 One Cent Life Portfolio was written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld. This ambitious project of loose limited edition color lithographs, beautifully incorporates American Pop and European Expressionism.
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The complete portfolio includes 62 original lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Enrico Baj, Alan Davie, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Asger Jorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and other American and European POP artists.
"It very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in….” (Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.)