Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). Offset lithograph on wove paper titled "Sunrise," 1965, depicting a sunrise over the mountains in Lichtenstein's iconic pop art style. Pencil signed along the lower right. From an edition of unknown size published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.Unframed; height: 18 1/2 in x width: 24 1/2 in. Framed; height: 25 1/4 in x width: 30 3/4 in.
The colors are somewhat faded. There is toning and undulation to the sheet throughout. Running horizontal through the center of the print there is a network of creases; most visible at a critical angle. To the extreme edges of the sheet there is wear. There is a small circular stain along the upper left corner. The artwork is hinged with two pieces of framing tape along the upper edge. The artwork is floated in the frame. Along the four corners of the verso there are four square areas with adhesive residue; likely from a previous framing, does not affect the recto. Light wear to the frame. Framed under glass. The paper backing has been cut along three edges to inspect the piece.
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