Description

    ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
    The assimiboins attacking a blackfoot village at fort mckenzies - 28 august 1833, circa 1951
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed lower right

    PROVENANCE:
    Hoyt L. Sherman (thence by descent to the present owner)

    EXHIBITED:
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters, October 16, 2005 - January 8, 2006. Traveling to Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, February 2 - April 22, 2006; The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, September 24 - December 31, 2006; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 19 - April 15, 2007. (Exhib. cat. STAVITSKY and JOHNSON 2005: text p. 15, color ill. p. 48)

    LITERATURE:
    Ernst Busche, Roy Lichtenstein: Pop-Paintings 1961-1969, Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989. cat. no. 73, b/w ill. p. 117

    NOTE:
    Hoyt L. Sherman (1903-1981) was an American artist and professor. He is widely credited with having a serious influence on the work of Roy Lichtenstein, who was a student of his during the forties. Lichtenstein credits his teacher and mentor at Ohio State University for introducing him to the science of perception and encouraging him to merge science with aesthetics. Hoyt was the source of Lichtenstein's conception of compositional unity.
    In 1963 Sherman received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Ohio State University. A building in his name, The Hoyt L. Sherman Studio Art Center, was endowed by Roy Lichtenstein in the 1990s.
    This lot is registered at the Lichtenstein Foundation under RL4715. We want to thank the Lichtenstein Foundation for the additional information.




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