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Roy Lichtenstein, Folded Hat (Signed)
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TITLE:  Folded Hat (Signed)
ARTIST:  Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997)
WORK DATE:  1968
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Ink on folded mylar
SIZE:  h: 7.2 x w: 14 in / h: 18.3 x w: 35.6 cm
STYLE:  Pop Art
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Artificial Gallery  +44 (0)79 4072 4067  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The S.M.S ("Shit Must Stop") portfolios were published in 1968 by The Letter Edged in Black Press, a collaborative effort that involved some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Each of six issues of S.M.S. contains a series of multiples tucked into an artist-designed portfolio. Drawing on his many influences and interests, William N. Copley juxtaposed seminal ideas from the artistic movements of the day with works by artists from earlier periods, including surrealism, Arte Povera, Fluxus and New Realism. Humorous, political or purely aesthetic ideas were reproduced faithfully, to the artists specifications, in a variety of media. Contributing artists included Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Kossuth, Ray Johnson, Meret Oppenheim, Christo, Lawrence Weiner, Neil Jenny, Claes Oldenberg, Arman, John Cage, Terry Riley, Walter DeMaria and Yoko Ono (to name just a few). Some of these works required assembly, others were games or recordings to be played, and still others were presented as stories. All engaged and challenged the viewer in distinct ways. Copley sought to bypass the gallery system and subvert the idea of fine art by sending subscribers an "instant art collection" directly through the mail. The S.M.S. project, which lasted for one year, was a reflection of the counter-culture spirit of the period and a shared view of art by artists from all ages and genres. This is a rare example, SIGNED by Roy Lichtenstein.
PROVENANCE:  William N. Copley and the William N. Copley estate
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Artificial Gallery Inventory Catalogue
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