Modern & Contemporary Prints | 11 December 2013
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) - Two Nudes (c.284)
Sold for £100000
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Two Nudes (c.284)
relief print in colours, 1994, signed and dated in pencil, one of 12 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 40, printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York, with their blindstamp, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins,
1058 x 891 mm (41 5/8 x 34 35 1/16 in)
The Nudes series was Roy Lichtenstein's last great series of works, begun in the spring of 1993, by December he had completed cutting the dozens of enormous stencils that were used in the screen-printing process. Based on 'love' and 'girls' in comic books, the series of six images are some of the largest the artist ever produced, and all reflect the artist's fascination in the interplay between the two-dimensionality of the drawn image, and the three-dimensional effect created by the application of variably sized ben-day dots. In Two nudes this effect is particularly successful the undulating effect of the dots giving a genuine sense of depth in the image.
In an interview with David Sylvester in 1997 the artist described the work as " it's a little bit the way chiaroscuro isn't just shadows but a way of combining the figure and the background, or whatever is near it in a dark area..You're not confined to the object pattern, but the subject matter excuse for this is that it's a shadow, and that's interesting to me"
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 2.00pm
24 Maddox Street
Saturday 7th December 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday 8th December 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Monday 9th December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 10th December 9.30am - 8.00pm
Day of sale from 9.30am