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Roy Lichtenstein
Haystacks
1969
Screenprint
19 x 26 inches
Edition 70/250

In the late 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein created a series of paintings and prints based off Claude Monet's 'Haystacks', exploring the play of light through different effects and techniques. Ranging in seven different scenes from morning to midnight, Lichtenstein puts a mechanical focus on his work, investigating Monet's light effects through a reproduced scene of variant palette combinations. This 'Haystacks' screenprint from 1969 is an edition of 70/250, and measures 19 x 26 inches. The is a minor stain in the lower left margin, the image is not affected, and is otherwise in excellent condition.

The work of American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) reflected influences from popular advertising, culture, and the comic book. Lichtenstein often used cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing in his works of painting, sculpture, and ceramics. The result were paintings featuring thick outlines, bold colors, and Benday Dots (a technique often used in comic books), as if created by photographic reproduction. Though Lichtenstein often included the use of advertising imagery and reproductions of comic-book panels, his work was never an attempt to copy images exactly. Instead, Lichtenstein’s work tackled the way in which mass media portrays different aspects of popular culture by taking common place images and transforming them into “high art.” In 1996 the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. became the largest single repository of the artist's work when he donated 154 prints and 2 books.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 84, Corlette
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Staining
Area: Margin
Location: Lower left
Notes: There is a small stain in the lower left margin near the edge. There is no staining to the image, which is in excellent condition overall.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
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.



Degree
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.

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  • Pickup Location: Spain
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 26 in. (48.26 x 66.04 cm.)
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