Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997
Girl - 1 Cent Life. 1963/64.
Original lithograph in colours. 1963-64. Drawn for the album ‘One Cent Life’ (see below). Edition of 2000, issued unsigned as here. (There was no pencil signed edition). Drawn in New York and edition printed at the Atelier Maurice Beaudet, 1963. Album published by Kornfeld, Bern 1964.
Ref: Corlett - Prints Roy Lichtenstein no 33. (The text of the Ting Poem below, as issued)
Note: The ‘One Cent Life’ album consisted of poems by the Chinese-American poet Walasse Ting. Ting approached wide group of leading artists to drawn lithographs inspired by his poems - Alechinsky, Appel, Baj, Dine, Francis etc., as well as Lichtenstein. He described how he carried the zinc plates to Lichtenstein’s studio: ‘We drink and laugh. Lichtenstein spent two weeks, each hour one dot...’
Superb impression with brilliant fresh colours. On pale cream wove paper, worked to the sheet size at the edges (the Ting poem at the foot of the sheet). Image: 320 x 270mm. Sheet: 410 x 292mm.
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