November 15, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 133: ROY LICHTENSTEIN Bull Head III.(18 views)
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Bull Head III.
Color lithograph, screenprint and line-cut on Arjomari paper, 1973. 533x725 mm; 21x28 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 21/100 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. A superb impression with strong colors.
One of only several abstract prints that Lichtenstein created, among the three completely abstract images in the Bull and Bull Head series from 1973. These works relate to Picasso's famous Bull lithographs, 1945-46, in which the artist transformed a fully-realized image of a bull into the most rudimentary, minimal representation of the animal--not unlike prehistoric cave drawings--in a series of 11 different lithographs. Corlett 125.