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ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AMERICAN (1923-1997). Weisman Art
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ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AMERICAN (1923-1997). Weisman Art Award 'Yellow Brushstroke', 1991. Cast bronze sculpture with patina and enamel paint. Incised with signature 'rf Lichtenstein' on the side of the base. Stamp numbered 11 on the bottom of the base (from initial lifetime casting of 19). Stamped with dedication, date and foundry mark 'F.R. WEISMAN ART AWARD, 1991, R.L. -89-2157. ROY LICHTENSTEIN & GEMINI G.E.L.' on the base. Only the initial 19 produced in the original lifetime casting were distributed as awards between 1991-1995 by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. PROVENANCE: This award was presented to Michael Compton CBE by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at an awards event held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on May 23 1991. The award was given to Mr. Compton for his work as curator of the 1989 'Marcel Broodthaers' exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (see lots 19 to 28 for works by the artist in this sale). Another sculpture award from the original lifetime casting was recently sold in New York at Phillips Evening & Day Editions auction on 28th April 2014 (lot 66). Frederick R.Weisman (1912-1994) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector. Holding an uncompromising belief in the cultural value of art and an understanding of the importance of both the individual artist and the creative process. This lot is part of a single owner collection of 28 lots to include Roy Lichtenstein, Marcel Broodthaers, Terry Frost, Henry Moore, Richard Long, Victor Newsome, Keith Milow, Billy Al Bengston, Ian Stephenson, Sol LeWitt and Joe Tilson. ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) - BRUSHSTROKES 'Brushstrokes series' is the name for several paintings produced from 1965 by Roy Lichtenstein and also refers to sculptural representations made in the 1980s and 1990s - mainly monumental vertical sculptures to be displayed out of doors in which he playfully used the gestural expressions of the brushstroke itself. The 'domestic' size of 'Yellow Brushstroke' is rare among the artist's oeuvre. For a similar example see the Lichtenstein painting 'Yellow Brushstroke' (1965), Kunsthaus Zürich (museum in Zürich, Switzerland). In 2001 "Brushstrokes: Four Decades" was held in New York City at the Mitchell-Innes and Nash Gallery. "It [the Brushstroke] was the way of portraying this romantic and bravura symbol in its opposite style, classicism. The Brushstroke plays a big part in the history of art. Brushstroke almost means painting or art. I did isolate Brushstrokes in 1965 and used cartoon brushstrokes to depict subject matters in the 1980s. I also did Brushstroke sculptures in bronze and wood to make them more palpable. ... the Brushstroke, it is just an idea to start with, and painting it makes it more concrete, but when you do it in bronze sculpture, it becomes real and has weight and is absurd, contradictory and funny" ROY LICHTENSTEIN. (Mercurio, Gianni (2010). Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations On Art. SKIRA. p. 211). 8.70 x 12.60 x 4.70in. (22 x 32 x 12cm)Overall condition good. Minor scratches to base. No visible damage or wear to the enamel. Slight pit marks to the screw-heads holding the sculpture to the base
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Overall condition good. Minor scratches to base. No visible damage or wear to the enamel. Slight pit marks to the screw-heads holding the sculpture to the base
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ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AMERICAN (1923-1997). Weisman Art

Estimate £40,000 - £60,000
Jun 27, 2014
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Est. £40,000 - £60,000Starting Price £20,000
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Jun 27, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
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ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AMERICAN (1923-1997). Weisman Art Award 'Yellow Brushstroke', 1991. Cast bronze sculpture with patina and enamel paint. Incised with signature 'rf Lichtenstein' on the side of the base. Stamp numbered 11 on the bottom of the base (from initial lifetime casting of 19). Stamped with dedication, date and foundry mark 'F.R. WEISMAN ART AWARD, 1991, R.L. -89-2157. ROY LICHTENSTEIN & GEMINI G.E.L.' on the base. Only the initial 19 produced in the original lifetime casting were distributed as awards between 1991-1995 by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. PROVENANCE: This award was presented to Michael Compton CBE by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at an awards event held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on May 23 1991. The award was given to Mr. Compton for his work as curator of the 1989 'Marcel Broodthaers' exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (see lots 19 to 28 for works by the artist in this sale). Another sculpture award from the original lifetime casting was recently sold in New York at Phillips Evening & Day Editions auction on 28th April 2014 (lot 66). Frederick R.Weisman (1912-1994) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector. Holding an uncompromising belief in the cultural value of art and an understanding of the importance of both the individual artist and the creative process. This lot is part of a single owner collection of 28 lots to include Roy Lichtenstein, Marcel Broodthaers, Terry Frost, Henry Moore, Richard Long, Victor Newsome, Keith Milow, Billy Al Bengston, Ian Stephenson, Sol LeWitt and Joe Tilson. ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) - BRUSHSTROKES 'Brushstrokes series' is the name for several paintings produced from 1965 by Roy Lichtenstein and also refers to sculptural representations made in the 1980s and 1990s - mainly monumental vertical sculptures to be displayed out of doors in which he playfully used the gestural expressions of the brushstroke itself. The 'domestic' size of 'Yellow Brushstroke' is rare among the artist's oeuvre. For a similar example see the Lichtenstein painting 'Yellow Brushstroke' (1965), Kunsthaus Zürich (museum in Zürich, Switzerland). In 2001 "Brushstrokes: Four Decades" was held in New York City at the Mitchell-Innes and Nash Gallery. "It [the Brushstroke] was the way of portraying this romantic and bravura symbol in its opposite style, classicism. The Brushstroke plays a big part in the history of art. Brushstroke almost means painting or art. I did isolate Brushstrokes in 1965 and used cartoon brushstrokes to depict subject matters in the 1980s. I also did Brushstroke sculptures in bronze and wood to make them more palpable. ... the Brushstroke, it is just an idea to start with, and painting it makes it more concrete, but when you do it in bronze sculpture, it becomes real and has weight and is absurd, contradictory and funny" ROY LICHTENSTEIN. (Mercurio, Gianni (2010). Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations On Art. SKIRA. p. 211). 8.70 x 12.60 x 4.70in. (22 x 32 x 12cm)Overall condition good. Minor scratches to base. No visible damage or wear to the enamel. Slight pit marks to the screw-heads holding the sculpture to the base
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Overall condition good. Minor scratches to base. No visible damage or wear to the enamel. Slight pit marks to the screw-heads holding the sculpture to the base
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