Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Joanna’, 1968, Graves International Art

An original signed offset-lithograph on white wove paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Joanna", 1968. Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower right. Edition size unknown, presumed small. Published by 20th-Century Fox. Has gallery label on verso of the notable Gertrude Kasle Gallery. Lichtenstein created this poster, "Joanna", at the request of its writer-director, Michael Sarne. The movie, a 20th-Century Fox release, was produced by Walter Lassally. It starred Genevieve Waite as Joanna and Donald Sutherland as Lord Peter. the image was used in newspaper advertisements for the film, but the poster was never released or distributed. Reference: M. L. Corlett, "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997", Corlett III.24, pg. 303; Bianchini (1971), cat. no. 29; see review of movie by Hollis Alpert, "Hail Joanna," 'Saturday Review', November 23, 1968, 49. Provenance: Gertrude Kasle Gallery; and then a Minneapolis, MN private collection. Framed in a metal frame with plexi-glass. Some light wear on surface of plexi-glass. Framed size: 22.25" x 29.75". Sheet size: 20.5" x 27.5". Image size: 15.5" x 22.75". The poster itself is in excellent condition, bright strong blues and yellows.

Signature: Hand pencil signed by Lichtenstein lower right

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: 20th-Century Fox

Reference: M. L. Corlett, "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1997", Corlett III.24, pg. 303; Bianchini (1971), cat. no. 29; see review of movie by Hollis Alpert, "Hail Joanna," 'Saturday Review', November 23, 1968, 49

Gertrude Kasle Gallery; and then a Minneapolis, MN private collection

About Roy Lichtenstein

When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York