$25,000-$35,000 Value Indicator
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¥120,000-¥170,000 Value Indicator
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¥2,420,000-¥3,540,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 38cm x W 34cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|May 2023||Bonhams New York - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Wright - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Wright - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|November 2021||Freeman's Online - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
|November 2019||Bonhams New York - United States||Still Life With Red Jar - Signed Print|
Completed in 1994, Still Life with Red Jar is a late example of Roy Lichtenstein’s impassioned exploration into the history of the still life genre. The work was inspired by the artist’s previous Six Still Lifes of 1974 and his Seven Apple Woodcuts of 1983. Still Life with Red Jar sets an semi-abstract precedent for Lichtenstein’s later Still Lifeof 1997.
Expanding his interest for the time-honored artform, Lichtenstein’s still life rendition gains a new layer of meaning in the artist’s reprisal. He crops close on his depicted subject matter, reducing his still life to a minimalist portrait of fruit and kitchenware. The work’s titular red jar is boldly outlined and populated by dots but flattened against the picture plane. Imbuing the scene with underlying comedy, the artist coats his forms in unexpected pigments and bends them out of shape.
The work ponders the viability of the art historical convention, while also reaffirming the genre’s resiliency. Still Life With Red Jar actively highlights the ease with which abstraction slips into representation. With this print, Lichtenstein reflects on the enduring influence of still life painting, while also presenting his own pop spin on a traditional mode of representation.