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Lot 0705
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). "Brushstroke [print]". Original color silkscreen. 1965. Signed in pencil, lower right; annotated lower left. A proof aside from the regular edition of 280, at least 15 HC, & an unknown number of AP. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Thick, heavy, smooth, white wove paper, used for a few of the proofs pulled for this printing. Very fresh, fine condition, hardly any evidence of aging, never hinged nor framed, stored flat. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Corlett II.5; Doering/Von der Osten 10; Bianchini (1971), cat. no. 14. Overall size: 23 x 29 1/16 in. (584 x 738 mm). Image size: 22 1/8 x 28 1/4 in. (562 x 718 mm). The auction record for this print, according to ‘Gordon’s Art Reference,’ is $23,946 (£15,000) at Christie’s London, 9/18/2013, lot #182. Perhaps Lichtenstein's most famous image. Pictured on the cover of the Corlett 2002 catalogue raisonne. For the exhibition November 25 to December 16, 1965. Published by the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Printed by Chiron Press, New York, with the collaboration of Stephen Poleskie. Lichtenstein created a total of seven prints for his three solo Castelli exhibitions from 1963 to 1965. Only two of the seven motifs ('Crak!' and 'Brushstroke') were printed in the usual manner as posters with the text announcing the exhibition on the front. Image copyright © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. [28951-5-4000]

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