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Signed Print Edition of 60
H 94cm x W 69cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||The Poetry Project Symposium Poster - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Wright - United States||The Poetry Project Symposium Poster - Signed Print|
|May 2010||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||The Poetry Project Symposium Poster - Signed Print|
|November 2009||Phillips New York - United States||The Poetry Project Symposium Poster - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s The Poetry Project Symposium Poster was published in 1988. The signed screen print on wove paper was based on the artist’s Still Life With Table Lamp painting from 1976. This work belongs to a limited edition of 60 and benefited ‘The Poetry Project Symposium of Everyday Life’ initiative.
The Poetry Project was founded in 1966 and held at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery on the Lower East Side in New York. The event was a continuation of the coffeehouse readings that flourished around the city during that period. From the mid-1980s onward, an annual symposium was arranged, featuring talks, panels, and workshops. According to American poet Allen Ginsberg, this was the ultimate place to articulate one’s take on societal changes in the avant-garde spirit of poetry.
Lichtenstein had previously collaborated with Ginsberg on the illustrative The New Fall of America suite. The pop artist’s enduring interest in poetry iss further evidenced in his Landscape With Poet from the Chinese Landscapes portfolio for instance. Lichtenstein’s first exploration into the principles of still life painting commenced in the early 1970s with his Six Still Lifes. Independent of the series, the current work’s composition offers the artist’s own vivid and modernised version of the venerated art historical tradition.