Sale: 433 / Post War I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 943

 
943
Roy Lichtenstein
Sweet Dreams Baby!, 1965.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 84,000
Sold:
€ 85,000 / $ 102.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Sweet Dreams Baby!. 1965.
Silkscreen in colors.
Corlett 39. Signed and numbered. On firm wove paper. 95.6 x 70.2 cm (37.6 x 27.6 in). Sheet: 95,6 x 70,2 cm (37,6 x 27,6 in).
From the portfolio "11 Pop Artists", vol. III. Printed by Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry, Inc., New York. Published by Original Editions, New York. [EL].

Essay
Up tothe early 1960s Lichtenstein’s work is marked by an expressive, abstract style. In1961, since the exhibition of his painting „Look Mickey“ representing Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on a boat pier, Lichtenstein’s earlier style is replaced by his well-known pictorial language imitating the style of comic books. Oriented towards the print version of comics Lichtenstein started to separate the color fields in his paintings and prints into regular grid-like color points and to integratethe speech bubbles which also characterize the comic culture as visual elements into his art. „Sweet Dreams Baby!“ along with the other sheet in the „11 Pop Artists“ portfolio is known as the earliest printing testimony of this new fundamental style which characterizes Roy Lichtenstein’s work.
943
Roy Lichtenstein
Sweet Dreams Baby!, 1965.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 84,000
Sold:
€ 85,000 / $ 102.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)