Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Signed and Numbered Silkscreen on Card’, 1970, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Signed and Numbered Silkscreen on Card’, 1970, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Signed and Numbered Silkscreen on Card’, 1970, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

Extremely rare vintage 1970 limited edition card, hand signed and numbered by the artist. This work is from the Estate and private autograph collection of Cordelia Platt. Highly regarded in the autograph industry, Cordelia was the president of the UACC (United Autograph Collectors Club) and a well known dealer for many years. She was official authenticator of Marilyn Monroe. This piece was in Ms. Platt's private collection for 20 years before it was sold. --Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered in ink on the recto (front)

Estate and private autograph collection of Cordelia Platt. Highly regarded in the autograph industry, Cordelia was the president of the UACC (United Autograph Collectors Club) and a well known dealer for many years. She was official authenticator of Marilyn Monroe. This piece was in Ms. Platt's private collection for 20 years before it was sold.

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

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2016
London,
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2015
Miami,
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