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Roy Lichtenstein – Moonscape

Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape is a beautiful, hand signed and numbered mixed media silkscreen. It is the most desirable (and expensive) work from the legendary 1960s portfolio 11 Pop Artists I, which also featured works by Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist and others. It comes from the edition of 200.

Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape was printed by Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry Inc. based in New York City. Published by Original Editions, New York. M. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1993, New York, 1994, No. 37.

Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape was originally published in an edition of 200 but is becoming increasingly scarce as many are now in the permanent collections of major museums, institutions, and public collections worldwide. Works from the same edition are in the MOMA and Tate permanent collections; another one from the same edition was in the retrospective in the Centre Pompidou, and in the Roy Lichtenstein print retrospective at the Smithsonian. Lichtenstein’s Moonscape was created in the mid-Sixties, and by the end of the decade, the first man would land on the moon!

Title

Moonscape

Medium

Screenprint

Year

1965

Edition

200

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Corlett 37

Size 20 x 24 (in)
51 x 61 (cm)
Price SOLD
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Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape is a Screenprint in colors on blue Rowlux.  From the 11 Pop Artists I portfolio. Signed, dated, and numbered from the edition of 200 on the back in pencil. Printed by Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry Inc. New York.

Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape

Published by Original Editions, New York. M. Corlett, The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1993, New York, 1994, No. 37.

Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape

This beautiful Roy Lichtenstein hand signed and numbered mixed media silkscreen is the most desirable (and expensive) work from the legendary 1960s portfolio 11 Pop Artists I, which also featured works by Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist and others.

Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape

It was originally published in an edition of 200 but is becoming increasingly scarce as many are now in the permanent collections of major museums, institutions, and public collections worldwide. Works from the same edition are in the MOMA and Tate permanent collections; another one from the same edition was in the retrospective in the Centre Pompidou, and in the Roy Lichtenstein print retrospective at the Smithsonian. Lichtenstein’s Moonscape was created in the mid-Sixties, and by the end of the decade, the first man would land on the moon!

Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape

Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist known for his paintings and prints which referenced commercial art and popular culture icons like Mickey Mouse. Composed using Ben-Day dots—the method used by newspapers and comic strips to denote gradients and texture—Lichtenstein’s work mimicked the mechanical technique with his own hand on a much larger scale. He was a leading figure in establishing the Pop Art movement, along with Claes OldenburgAndy Warhol, and Jasper Johns. “I take a cliché and try to organize its forms to make it monumental. The difference is often not great, but it is crucial,” he once said of his work. Born on October 27, 1923, in New York, NY, he studied underpainting under Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York after graduating from high school. Drafted by the US Army during World War II, he notably encountered the works of European masters and contemporary artists while stationed in France. After the war, he returned to America and completed his degree at Ohio State University, producing paintings in the vein of Abstract Expressionism. Lichtenstein began teaching art at Rutgers University during the late 1950s, meeting fellow faculty members involved in the New York art scene, including the performance artist Allan Kaprow.
Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape
By the early 1960s, he had begun showing with Leo Castelli gallery in New York and made major breakthroughs with works such as Drowning Girl (1963), a satirical take on melodramatic pulp fiction of the era. Themes of irony and cliché prevailed throughout the remainder of Lichtenstein’s career, as evinced in his Haystacks (1969), a take on the canonical series by Claude Monet. The artist died on September 29, 1997, in New York, NY. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Modern in London.
Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape

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Title

Moonscape

Medium

Screenprint

Year

1965

Edition

200

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Corlett 37

Size 20 x 24 (in)
51 x 61 (cm)
Price SOLD