Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997
Landscape No 1. 'White Cloud' or 'Sunrise'. 1967.
Original screenprint from hand-cut stencils in colours on white art board. 1967. Signed and dated in pencil on the reverse. Numbered from the edition of 100 on the reverse. Drawn and created with hand-cut stencils by the artist at Fine Creations Inc., New York. Issued by Original Editions - Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1967. Complete with original issue small title label on the reverse.
Issued as No 1 in the series: Ten Landscapes. 1967.
Provenance: Longtime Private European Collection, two generations by descent.
Ref: Corlett - The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein no 51.
Note: In 1967, with the encouragement of Leo Castelli, Lichtenstein decided to embark on a series of landscapes using variations of colour screenprint technique. The series was simply titled as ‘Ten Landscapes’. In some prints, as here, he used multiple screen-printing from stencils which he hand-cut himself to create abstracted forms, with landscape and cloud shapes and contrasting flat colour with sparkling visual patterns. The high-tone palette was directly inspired by advertising. The colours in this impression are exceptionally brilliant and were untouched during its long period in the previous private collection. Examples in such fresh, condition are extremely uncommon.
Note: The composition is derived from the 1964 painting 'White Cloud'now in a private U.S. collection.
Superb impression with brilliant colours. On multi-layer white art board. Extremely fine fresh condition. Printed to the full sheet size. Sheet: 421 x 547 mm.
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