£6,500-£10,000 VALUE (EST.)
$12,500-$19,000 VALUE (EST.)
$10,500-$16,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥60,000-¥90,000 VALUE (EST.)
€7,500-€11,500 VALUE (EST.)
$60,000-$100,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,180,000-¥1,810,000 VALUE (EST.)
$8,000-$12,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Planographic print, 1969
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 52cm x W 77cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2022||Sotheby's New York - United States||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|May 2019||Bonhams Los Angeles - United States||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|June 2018||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|October 2014||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|June 2012||Germann Auctions - Switzerland||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|November 2009||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
|October 2009||Christie's New York - United States||Haystack #2 - Signed Print|
In his Haystack series of 1969, Roy Lichtenstein integrates colourful painterly gestures with the readymade quality of screen prints. The series is based on paintings executed by French impressionist Claude Monet in the early 1900s, depicting stacks of harvest at different hours of the day.
The idea of capturing the relationship of light and colour appealed to Lichtenstein, encouraging him to pursue further variations on a single theme. See his masterful Cathedral series as another example, which draws on Monet’s Rouen Cathedral paintings.
Lichtenstein’s Haystack #2 presents a canvas populated by strategically placed dark red and black Ben Day dots. As opposed to Haystack #1, this colour combination is effectively undecipherable when the composition is monitored from a short distance.
Lichtenstein conveys a distinctly modernist perspective in his Haystacks, emphasising unmodulated picture planes and rich surface effects above all else. The static quality of Lichtenstein’s Ben Day dots stand in stark contrast to Impressionism’s aim to evoke a feeling of movement. The schematic forms and bright colours characterising this series seek to redefine the authenticity attributed to their source material. The Haystacks highlight the role seriality has had in past creations, while also proving its significance for contemporary artistic exploration.