$290,000-$440,000 Value Indicator
$260,000-$400,000 Value Indicator
¥1,350,000-¥2,070,000 Value Indicator
€170,000-€270,000 Value Indicator
$1,470,000-$2,260,000 Value Indicator
¥28,170,000-¥43,190,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 40
H 90cm x W 142cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2022||Sotheby's New York - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|April 2022||Wright - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Sotheby's New York - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Phillips New York - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|November 2015||Sotheby's New York - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|May 2014||Sotheby's New York - United States||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
|September 2010||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Thinking Nude - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s Nudes of 1994 place cartoon imagery once again at the centre of his composition. In this series, the artist takes on the traditional art historical theme of the naked female form. While cartoon heroines have frequently featured in Lichtenstein’s creative practice, the intimate scenes captured in his Nudes depict an entirely new interpretation of femininity.
We find the intimately cropped heroine of Thinking Nude outstretched in bed. The contours of her body are obscured by heavy dots and stripes. Her right hand supports her head, which is accentuated with small colour fields of pastel. A vivid illustration of a fruit bowl sits in the upper right corner of the canvas. Similar to another print from the series titled Nude Reading, the leading lady of this composition is unaware of the world outside her comfortable interior.
Unlike traditional portraits depicting the naked body based on live models, the female figure in Lichtenstein’s Thinking Nude is an invention, expressed through his usual sardonic vernacular. In fact, the print reveals more about the artist's elaborate printing methods and the observer’s voyeuristic tendencies, than the subject matter of the female form. The white wove paper employed in Lichtenstein’s Nudes holds rich printings of ink, offset from the relief plates utilised during the printing process. This form of printing deposits voluptuous layers of pigment to paper, resulting in defined printed elements and crisp edges.