Description: painted and patinated bronze
Dimensions: 38 1/2 by 17 1/2 by 8 1/2 in. 97.8 by 44.5 by 21.6 cm.
Medium: painted and patinated bronze
Condition Report: This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the extreme edges including some minor rubbing and loss to the paint at the tip of the lower blue area and in the center of the black outline of the gold. There is some very minor evidence of pitting to the gold-painted area. One side of the gold area exhibits some scattered drip accretions and cleaning residue. Under very close inspection, a minor area of cracking is visible to the upper white-painted area, minor surface scratches are visible and some light brown drip accretions are visible in the white, possibly from the time of execution.
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Exhibited: New York, 65 Thompson Street, Roy Lichtenstein, Bronze Sculpture 1976-1989, May - July 1989, cat. no. 28, p. 75, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Salas Nacional y Diego Rivera; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Valencia, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno; La Coruña, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza; Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belem, Roy Lichtenstein, Escultura, Pintura y Grafica, July 1998 - August 2000, cat. no. 107, pp. 19 and 156, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
New York, Mitchell-Innes & Nash; Zurich, de Pury & Luxembourg, Roy Lichtenstein Brushstrokes: Four Decades, November 2001 - June 2002 (another example exhibited)
Provenance: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
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Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1988