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Mixed Media, 1991
Signed Mixed Media Edition of 60
H 127cm x W 190cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|October 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|October 2014||Phillips New York - United States||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|October 2012||Phillips New York - United States||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|November 2008||Phillips New York - United States||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
|October 2008||Christie's New York - United States||Modern Room - Signed Mixed Media|
Executed in 1991, Modern Room belongs to Roy Lichtenstein’s intricate Interior series. Completed towards the end of the artist’s career, the sequence was inspired by clippings and images collected from ordinary furniture advertisements. This signed lithograph, woodcut and screen print on 4-ply Paper Technologies was manufactured as part of a limited edition of 60
Roy Lichtenstein’s Interior artworks of the early 1990s takes the ultimate image of quotidian domesticity as its main subject matter. The intricate collection is rendered in the artist’s characteristic palette of bold primary colours, delineated outlines, and Ben Day dots. Lichtenstein’s interior prints reflect the artist’s fascination with the paradoxical relationship between fine art and design. The sequence is a unique manifestation of the varied conceptual ideas and technical skills that the artist acquired in the preceding years culminating in this body of work.
A recurring theme in the Interior series is the inclusion of works by many of Lichtenstein’s contemporary artists, such as Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. In Modern Room from 1991,a work by Warhol can be seen in the immediately recognisable Mao print that stares out at the viewer from across the portrayed living room. In the absence of any real figures, the reference also invokes a sense of presence within the otherwise empty interior space. The placement of the cartoonised artwork self-consciously establishes Lichtenstein alongside his peers. Theirs was a contemporary tradition that recognised the artistic potential of the aesthetics of popular culture. It also demonstrates the awareness Lichtenstein had of art history and his crucial position within it.