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Lot 241: Roy Lichtenstein

Lot 241: Roy Lichtenstein

Brushstroke Contest

1989
Lithograph on Rives BFK
Printers proof II, aside from edition of 36
Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York
Signed and dated in pencil lower right; initialed "P.P. II" at lower center
Image: 47.25" x 37.75"; Sheet: 48" x 48"; Frame: 59" x 49.25"
Catalogue Raisonne, Corlett #235. The image was initially Designed for use on a poster for the 24th Olympiad, but it was never realized. The brushstrokes form the Chinese characters for "contest."
Literature: Corlett, Mary Lee. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1948-1993. 1st Edition. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1994: p 216, no 235.
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $16,250
Inventory Id: 3100

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