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Roy Lichtenstein's "exploded" onto the Pop scene with his exciting "Explosion" print, made at the height of the POP art scene in 1967. Lichtenstein was inspired by the images of explosions rendered in comic book illustrations, with their stylized Benday dots in primary colors. This iconic work is in numerous museum collections, including the Tate Gallery in London, as well as the Museum of Modern Art.

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Publication: "Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: The Norton Print Collection," Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 2000, p.46
Catalogue Raisonné: 49, Corlett
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: Yellow has attentuated, as is common with this print since it was such a fugitive color, the red is also very slightly down.
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

Other impressions of "Explosion" have been featured in numerous important exhibitions including:
Mary A. Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 4/13/2007-6/17/2007
"Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: The Norton Print Collection", Albright-Knox Art Gallery, September 28 - December 31, 2000
The Austin Museum of Art, Roy Lichtenstein Prints, 1956-97, November 17, 2007 - February 3, 2008
  • Ships From: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 17 in. (55.88 x 43.18 cm.)
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