Sale: 429 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04./05. 2015 in Munich Lot 981

 
981
Roy Lichtenstein
Reflections on Girl, 1990.
Silkscreen
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 66,000
Sold:
€ 120,000 / $ 132.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Reflections on Girl. 1990.
Silkscreen, lithograph, collaged PVC and embossing print.
Corlette 245. Signed, dated, numbered and inscribed. Verso inscribed "RL 89-984". One of 16 artist proofs aside from the edition of 68 copies. On board by Somerset. 98.2 x 124 cm (38.6 x 48.8 in). Sheet: 114,5 x 139,5 cm (45 x 54,9 in).
Printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mont Kisco, New York (with blindstamp).
Famous motif from the pop artist's renowned "Reflections" series.

PROVENANCE: Private collection lower Saxony.

Essay
“Reflections on Girl” is the most popular motive of Roy Lichtenstein's conceptual “Reflections” series. The work is not only part of the current “ARTIST ROOMS” exhibition in the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate (March 2015 – January 2016), but even decorates the related poster. In this work, characterized by its typical Pop Art composition, Lichtenstein transforms a model from the comic “Falling in Love”: the effect of the colors is changed, the brunette turns into a blonde and receives a significant thought bubble filled with the text “H-He couldn't kiss me that way and be love someone else!” The result, also due to the overlapping abstract “Reflections” - the reflection stripes borrowed from the “Mirror” series -, is a work of great aesthetic attraction that focuses entirely on the protagonist's emotion.
981
Roy Lichtenstein
Reflections on Girl, 1990.
Silkscreen
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 66,000
Sold:
€ 120,000 / $ 132.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)