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Lot 3: Roy Lichtenstein - Aspen Jazz - 1967
14 November 2016
Brooklyn , NY, USALive Auction
Description: "Aspen Jazz" by Roy Lichtenstein, 1967 Unsigned Serigraph. Paper size is 40 x 26 inches, with an image size of 40 x 26 inches. The Serigraph is from an edition size of 300 and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Screen-print on heavy, glossy white paper. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery for the Aspen Jazz Festival in 1967. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. The project was initiated by John and Kimiko Powers who invited several leading jazz musicians to participate in a weekend called the Aspen Jazz Festival in 1967. Page 82 #44 of "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein" a catalogue raisonne 1948-1993. Lichtenstein sought an anonymous style, removing personal reference to convey the appearance of mass production. He borrowed familiar subjects like comic strips, bank notes and advertising from magazines and newspaper comics. Using a pallet of bright primary colors in his composition, Lichtenstein developed the, now famous, technique of stenciled dotted lines that mimicked and amplified commercial printing patterns.
Condition Report: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Artist or Maker: Lichtenstein, Roy