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Roy Lichtenstein


"Modern Head #1," from the "Modern Head" series, 1970

Woodcut in colors on Japanese Hoshi laid paper
Edition: 24/100 (there were also 7 artist's proofs)
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in the lower margin: rf Lichtenstein; Gemini G.E.L, Los Angeles, CA, prntr./ pub., and with their blindstamp in the lower margin, at right; with the Gemini G.E.L. ink stamp and work number in pencil, both verso: RL70-243
Image: 20.125" H x 12.5" W; Sheet: 24.25" H x 19.25" W

  • Provenance: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA
    The Marmor Family Collection, acquired from the above, November 2, 1969
  • Literature: Corlett 91; Gemini 242; NGA Gemini CR 31.23; RLCR 1876
  • Notes: This lot is accompanied by a copy of the sales invoice and the original print documentation, both from Gemini G.E.L. According to the artist's online catalogue raisonnĂ©, this is Lichtenstein's first woodcut with a print publisher and his only work in this medium between 1959 and 1980.
  • Condition: Overall good condition. Full margins and the colors fresh. Slight surface rubbing and a few soft and unobtrusive handling creases in the margins, mostly attendant with the soft Japanese paper chosen by the artist. Some very pale time staining along the extreme upper and left margin edges. Both the upper and lower left margin corners have small tabs of excess paper beyond the full margins which have been gently folded to align with the rest of the margin edges for framing. The sheet is loose, not matted.

    Framed under glass: 24.75" H x 19.5" W x 1.5" D

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