"As I Opened Fire" Original Triptych Set of Lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein, 1966
An original triptych, set of offset lithographs on wove paper by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "As I Opened Fire" (Corlett App. 5), published by the Stedelijk Museum in 1966. *NOTE: This is guaranteed from the original first edition in 1966, not from one of the many later editions; this creates a great difference in value. Limited edition: 1966: 3,140 copies; 1974: 3,155 copies; 1983: 3,150 copies; 1988: 3,075 copies; 1990: 3,200 copies; 1991: 5,000 copies. Printed on each panel lower right, within image (S.M.A.). Reproduction of Lichtenstein's famous painting "As I Opened Fire" (1964) in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. All three prints are in excellent condition, images are excellent, some creases and wear associated with age to edges. Please see pictures. Very cool and fun works of art. Sheet size of each print: 25.5" x 20.75".
American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27, 1923, and grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1960s, Lichtenstein became a leading figure of the new Pop Art movement. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein's bright, graphic works parodied American popular culture and the art world itself. He died in New York City on September 29, 1997.
Lichtenstein was committed to his art until the end of his life, often spending at least 10 hours a day in his studio. His work was acquired by major museum collections around the world, and he received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1995. In 2013 the painting "Woman with Flowered Hat" set another record at $56.1 million as it was purchased by British jeweller Laurence Graff from American investor Ronald O. Perelman. This was topped in November of 2015 by the sale of "Nurse" for 95.4 million dollars at Christie's auction.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 25½ in | WIDTH: 20¾ in
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