DescriptionROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Explosion (New York State Governor's Arts Award), 1997
6-1/4 x 4 x 1 inches (16.0 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm)
Initialed in the base
Foundry:Tallix, Rock Tavern
Formerly referred to as the Starbust award, this was originally designed by Lichtenstein for recipients of the 1996 New York State Governor's Arts Award selected by the New York Council of the Arts and confirmed by the governor of New York. Based on the popularity of the awards, Lichtenstein was asked if the Starbust award could be used for the 1997 recipients. Multiple Starbust awards, all of the same design, were fabricated by Tallix between 1996 and 2002. Lichtenstein's design became a symbol of these awards. Recipients from 1996 to 2002, all of whom received the Starbust award, have included Leo Castelli, Robert De Niro and Ellsworth Kelly.
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