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Roy Lichtenstein (Authenticated), 1975

Photograph

Polaroid dye diffusion print (Authenticated and stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol/Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)

4.16 x 3.15 in

10.6 x 8.0 cm

Unique Work

Estate Stamped: Stamped with the Andy Warhol Estate, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp, numbered "B 512536P", with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and inscribed UP on the reverse. Bears the Warhol Foundation unique inventory number.

PRICE: $20,000
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    About The Work

    This is a unique color photograph taken by one Pop Art legend of his most formidable contemporary and rival. Both iconic artists were represented at the time by the renowned Leo Castelli Gallery. The rivalry intensified when Warhol, who was working with Walt Disney, discovered that Lichtenstein painted Mickey Mouse before he did. Further, Castelli was committed to Roy Lichtenstein, and, it's easy to forget today, wasn't that interested in Warhol as he considered Lichtenstein the greater talent.

    Warhol is known to have taken hundreds of self-portrait Polaroid photographs and he took many dozens of images of celebrities like Blondie and Farrah Fawcett. But only a handful of photographic portraits of fellow Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein are known to have appeared on the market over the past half a century - all from the same photo session. This is one of them. There is another Polaroid - from this same (and only) sitting, in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum in California. 

    This unique work is a must-have for true fans and collectors of both Warhol and Lichtenstein. There really weren't any other collaborations between these two titans, making the resulting portrait from this photo session extraordinary. It is fascinating to study Roy Lichtenstein's face and demeanor in this photograph, in the context of considering the great sense of competition, but perhaps even grudging respect, these two famous and larger than life Pop artists had for each others' success - one Jewish of European descent (Lichtenstein) and one Catholic and quintessentially American (Warhol) - had for each other.

    Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

    About Andy Warhol

    From The Magazine

    • Another print from the same photo shoot, also acquired from the Warhol Foundation and in the collection of the Getty Museum, was exhibited at the following venues: Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York (July 20, 1999 to May 28, 2000) The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 20 to October 10, 1999 The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), November 6, 1999 to January 30, 2000 The Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore), March 12 to May 28, 2000 Ten Years In Focus: The Artist and the Camera (March 18 to August 10, 2008) The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 18 to August 10, 2008

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 9.70" x 8.90" x 0.25".
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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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