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H 74cm x W 63cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|April 2013||Hampel Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Blonde Waiting - Signed Print|
|June 2012||Hampel Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Blonde Waiting - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s Blonde Waiting is a striking offset lithograph executed in 1964. The work was used as an exhibition poster for a retrospective show held at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 1995.
Featuring Lichtenstein’s notorious cartoon heroine, this signed print experiments with the serial qualities and saturated colour scheme of commercial design.The vibrant offset lithograph experiments with the serial qualities and saturated colour scheme of commercial design. Featuring Lichtenstein’s notorious cartoon heroine, the work was later used as a retrospective exhibition poster for Deichtorhallen Hamburg in Germany in 1995.
The canvas appears seemingly mute, but within the stillness, one hears the seconds ticking away on the clock situated beside the protagonist. The portrayed female is resting in bed, her blonde locks framing her disgruntled face. She waits. The bright yellow of her hair is mirrored by the alarm clock and the bedstead. The work applies a simple, yet disruptive visual vocabulary, one characteristic of advertisements and comic strips. Scaled dramatically and rendered close up, Blonde Waiting informs the viewer about the precise and intricate printing techniques employed in its making.
The work’s slick mass-produced aesthetic challenges the traditional artistic legacies of the 20th century, reintroducing discredited perspectives into contemporary artistic dialogue. Similar to Reverie, Lichtenstein uses a depersonalised and isolated female figure to examine society's codification of women. There are no obscure meanings concealed in this work, as Lichtenstein’s single-panel cartoon illustration sets out to revise skewed representations and expectations of female identity.