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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 86cm x W 53cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|November 2023||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|July 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|August 2018||Alex Cooper Auctioneers - United States||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|April 2015||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
|June 2014||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Twin Mirrors - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirrors review the symbolism attributed to the mirror motif throughout history. The artist began his enigmatic series in the late 1960s, concluding it in the early 1990s. In art and mythology, mirrors have been used to expose hidden truths and complex perspectives. In line with the conventions of object painting, Lichtenstein keeps the formal characteristics of his mirrors intact. However, the artist liberates the object from its symbolic and functional purposes.
Twin Mirrors was executed in 1970 and presents two conjoined mirrors. The oblong shapes are rendered black and white, with indigo details. Monochrome dots span the rectangular surface, alluding to the reflective and uneven attributes of glass. Jagged lines are arranged near the edges of the canvas, indicating two respective frameworks. Lichtenstein’s use of geometric forms and intricate details both constitute and obscure his subject matter. The mirrors are presented frontally, displaying the complete absence of reflections. As such, Twin Mirrors is as much a parody, as it is an illustration of mirrors.
Over the course of his career, Lichtenstein embarked on several other series dealing with vision and representation. His Water Lilies and Reflections, for instance, explore various perceptions of light and reflection. Meanwhile, Lichtenstein’s Entablaturesdelve further into object painting, reproducing enlarged architectural fragments as their main composition.