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Signed Ceramic Edition of 75
H 22cm x W 28cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|June 2020||Germann Auctions - Switzerland||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|September 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|April 2016||Sotheby's New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|July 2015||Christie's New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|April 2015||Doyle New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
|February 2015||Christie's New York - United States||Sunrise - Signed Ceramic|
Roy Lichtenstein’s continuous revision of the landscape genre is an important part of his early artistic oeuvre. Executed in 1966, Sunrise is one of the individual landscape depictions featured in Lichtenstein’s Landscapes, Moonscapes and Seascapes sequence. Incorporating his strong, bold lines and passages of accentuated colour, the print also features the artist’s signature Ben Day dots.
Presented in horizontal format, Sunrise shows a bright yellow disc representing the sun arising in the middle of the composition. Its rays are gathered together in blue beams surrounding the main circular shape in the centre. The yellow tinge of the sun is reflected in the clouds above, while also illuminating the bluish sea stretched out beneath the horizon line. Lichtenstein uses a gradation of blue dots to compose the calm surface of the water.
Sunrise is a rare example of porcelain enamel on perforated steel. Although the work was prepared successively by hand, it was perfected using machines. Lichtenstein’s mechanised process of creation distorts the imagery. Therefore, the composition is as much a sly criticism of consumerism, as it is a pop rendition of a landscape. Lichtenstein conducts a quest for harmony here, sustained by the elementary and associative forms that characterise his interpretation of the sun motif.