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    Description

    Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
    Reflections on Girl, from the Reflections series, 1990
    Lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized PVC collage with embossing
    38-1/2 x 48-1/2 inches (97.8 x 123.2 cm) (image)
    45-1/8 x 54-3/4 inches (114.6 x 139.1 cm) (sheet)
    A.P. 13/16 (aside from edition of 68)
    Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower right, with publisher's blindstamp
    Published by Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York

    LITERATURE:
    Corlett, 245

    Heritage Auctions is pleased to feature a major work by Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Girl, 1990. The print is in the iconic style of Lichtenstein with punchy primary colors, ben-day dots, and heavy black outlines. Lichtenstein used a cliché image of a 1960s female beauty that he found in a comic book titled "Falling in Love." Rather than copying the image outright, Lichtenstein made the woman even more "stereotypical" by changing her hair color to blonde and adding his own thought-bubble text. He partially obscured the female and text with metalized PVC collage, making her an abstract image of reflections. By removing the original context and hiding his subject behind glass, Lichtenstein leaves his heroine confined and conflicted. The viewer must guess at the events in the narrative and can't fully grasp what is taking place. This creates an intentional emotional distance between the viewer and the melodrama of the scene. The artist draws attention to the image as a flat and somewhat meaningless construction. By cleverly reworking the original comic illustration, Lichtenstein symbolically underscores the manner in which all stereotypes are constructed.





    Condition Report*: This work is in excellent condition; tabbed along edges verso; one minute spot of discoloration near the upper center of the image located in the navy and white stripes; a few very faint possible hairline abrasions to the silver embossing.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    23rd Monday
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