Figures with Rope, from the 'Surrealist Series'
By Roy Lichtenstein
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Edition size: 38
Sheet size: 38.6x54.8 cm
Roy Lichtenstein (American, b. 1923) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement of the 1960s. Following a three-year stint in the army, Lichtenstein completed his degree at Ohio State University. While there, he met Hoyt L. Sherman, his professor and mentor who has been credited with influencing Lichtenstein’s future work. Shifting between cubism and expressionism, Lichtenstein’s oeuvre is characteristically marked by a highly stylized, comic book-like drawing, bright colors and very precise, graphic, compositions.
Unlike early prints where Lichtenstein used photographic and mechanical processes to obtain the clean, mechanized look, for the Surrealist Series, he drew directly on the plates and stones. In “Figures with Rope” Lichtenstein plays with the tropes of Surrealism, and in particular the visual vocabulary of early Picasso.
The work is from an edition of just 38 and is with the exception of mount burn on the reverse (only visible out of the frame), it is sold in good condition.
Further images and a condition report are available on request.