Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 161

 

161
Roy Lichtenstein
The Oval Office, 1992.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 35,000
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 87,500

(incl. surcharge)
The Oval Office. 1992.
Silkscreen in colors.
Corlett 277. Signed, dated and numbered. Verso with the copyright note "© 1992 Roy Lichtenstein". From an edition of 175 copies. On firm Rives wove paper. 75.7 x 99.9 cm (29.8 x 39.3 in). Sheet: 90,5 x 114,735,6 x 45,2 in).
Printed by Brand X Editions, New York (with the blindstamp). Published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, for the benefit of the Democratic National Committee. [AM].
• Large scale and imposing work by the world famous pop artist.
• In order to make the depiction as authentic as possible, Lichtenstein intensively examined the furnishing of the Oval Office.
• In January the following year, Lichtenstein completed the painting of the same name
.

We are grateful to Mr Klaus Benden, Galerie Klaus Benden, Cologne, for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany.

"The Oval Office" is one of the larger works in Roy Lichtenstein's print art oeuvre. Impressive because of its dimensions alone, the serigraph convinces for its interplay of reduction and richness of detail, implemented in the characteristic style of the world-famous pop artist. The stringent perspective orientation helps to increase the recognition value of the already iconic motif.
In order to equip the serigraph with authentic details, Lichtenstein intensively studied the interior of the Oval Office beforehand. He integrates paintings and decorative elements that adorn the room in those years into hid composition to create a striking representation of what is arguably the most famous office of our time. [AM]



161
Roy Lichtenstein
The Oval Office, 1992.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 35,000
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 87,500

(incl. surcharge)