Roy Lichtenstein | Imperfect from Imperfect Series 1988



Roy Lichtenstein | Imperfect from Imperfect Series, 1988
Woodcut with Screenprint
67 1/5 × 90 9/10 in
170.6 × 231 cm
Signed and dated in pencil
Edition of 45


Roy Lichtenstein | Imperfect from Imperfect Series, 1988

Roy Lichtenstein | Imperfect from Imperfect Series, 1988 Woodcut, 1988, with screenprint and collage in colours on 3-ply Supra 100 paper, signed in pencil, dated, numbered from the edition of 45, published by Gemini G.E.L. Los Angeles, printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

The Imperfect series, printed on 4-ply Museum Board, combines woodcut and screen print, and all but one print have metalised Mylar collage elements. Lichtenstein  sent the block line drawings for the print to Gemini GEL in advance of his arrival but worked out the colours there. For the woodcut portions, Lichtenstein cut the online key block and the large flat areas were printed separately from jigsaw cutout sections. To achieve the dense colours, several over printings were required. The silver and galvanised Mylar were prepared in sheets and then hand-cut for each of the collage elements. The silver Mylar was overprinted with a clear coat to protect the reflective surface. The galvanised Mylar was over printed with a silver run made from a rubbing of galvanised steel. A screen printed coating has been applied to the verso of each of the boards to stabilise it.


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‘It seemed to be the most meaningless way to make an abstraction … the nameless or generic painting you might find in the background of a sitcom, the abstraction hanging over the couch’ (Roy Lichtenstein).

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be “disruptive”. He described pop art as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”. His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

Whaam! and Drowning Girl are generally regarded as Lichtenstein’s most famous works. Drowning Girl, Whaam!, and Look Mickey are regarded as his most influential works. His most expensive piece is Masterpiece, which was sold for $165 million in January 2017.



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