Seminal Roy Lichtenstein Screenprints and Frank Stella Lithographs Come to Auction with Christie’sNov 04, 2021 10:00 EDT - Nov 18, 2021 10:00 EST
American painter Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) was a founding practitioner of the Pop Art movement. He defined the concepts of the genre with images and techniques lifted from popular culture. Roy Lichtenstein’s Brushstroke (1965), a color screenprint on paper, is a key highlight of this timed Christie’s auction. In this print, the artist parodied abstract art with his unflinching graphic recreation of brushstrokes. Between 1965 and 1966, Lichtenstein produced the noted Brushstrokes series, regarded as a satire of gestural painting styles. Moonscape is another significant screenprint by the artist. Lichtenstein produced it for 11 Pop Artists, Vol 1 in 1965. He used a shimmery plastic material called Rowlux for the first time ever, especially for an editioned work of art. Lichtenstein chanced upon the material at a novelty store and discovered its intriguing properties.
Frank Stella’s lithograph in colors, Star of Persia I (1967) from the Star of Persia series, also leads the listings. Stella is celebrated for his contributions to post-painterly abstraction and Minimalism. During the 1960s, he started using a broader scheme of colors, mostly in straight- or curved-line arrangements. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (145)
# of Lots:145
Price Range:$500 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Brushstroke|| Estimate: |
|Frank Stella (B. 1936) Star of Persia II, from Star of Persia Series|| Estimate: |
|Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Moonscape, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume I|| Estimate: |
|Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946) Returning to the Trenches|| Estimate: |
|Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Parade Nuptiale, from Cahier de l'Herne|| Estimate: |