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Signed Ceramic Edition of 8
H 107cm x W 107cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Girl In Mirror - Signed Ceramic|
|November 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Girl In Mirror - Signed Ceramic|
|June 2012||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Girl In Mirror - Signed Ceramic|
|November 2010||Christie's New York - United States||Girl In Mirror - Signed Ceramic|
|May 2007||Sotheby's New York - United States||Girl In Mirror - Signed Ceramic|
Girl In Mirror is a transgressive work from Roy Lichtenstein’s early artistic oeuvre. Completed in 1964, the print is part of a collection of critical artworks depicting cartoon heroines. Lichtenstein based his female portraits on stills from advertisements, movies, and romance comics. With his leading ladies, the artist sought to revise skewed representations of female identity.
Girl In Mirror was manufactured using advanced printing methods and is firmly rooted in the seminal foundations of Pop Art. This glossy work serves as a strategic commentary on the divide between high and low culture.
Girl In Mirror introduces a graceful blonde woman framed within the constraints of a handheld mirror. Similar to the protagonist of Crying Girl created one year prior, the depersonalised and isolated female figure presented here examines society's codification of femininity. The work raises questions about voyeurism in consumer culture by ridiculing fabricated visual tropes.
Additionally, this work is also one of Lichtenstein’s first explorations into the optically and intellectually intriguing subject of mirrors. Using the object as a metaphor for hidden truths, Lichtenstein initiates a discourse about complexities that cannot be perceived through reflections. The artist pursued themes of projection and perception continuously throughout his career, most notably in his Mirrors and Reflections series.