Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)

Lot 170: ROY LICHTENSTEIN | Brushstroke Head I

Sotheby's

May 19, 2017
New York, NY, US

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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.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
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
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1988
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