Nudes with Beach Ball (1994)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Offset lithograph printed in colours on wove paper; signed by Lichtenstein in black ink
In period silver gilt frame
Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be “disruptive”. He described pop art as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”.
Roy Lichtenstein’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 160 million US for Masterpiece sold at Christie’s, New York in 2017.