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Kunsthalle Bern (Hopeless)

1968

$6,000

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An original screenprint exhibition poster on light wove paper after American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) titled "Kunsthalle Bern (Hopeless)", 1968. Edition size unknown. Printed in five colors. Printed by Albin Uldry and published by Kunsthalle Bern both in Bern, Switzerland. Photography by Andre Morain of Paris, France. Poster produced for Lichtenstein's special exhibition at the Kunstahalle Bern Museum February 23rd - March 31st, 1968. The image featured on this poster is of Lichtenstein's 1963, 44" x 44", oil and acrylic painting on canvas titled "Hopeless". It is today within the permanent collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Reference: Prestel Catalogue Raisonne: 'Lichtenstein Posters' - No. 105, pg. 128. Provenance: private collection - Bern, Switzerland; one owner ever, acquired directly from the exhibit at Kunsthalle Bern in 1968 and has been professionally stored ever since, never framed. Full margins, not trimmed. Sheet size: 50.5" x 35.75". Image size: 36" x 35.75". In excellent condition with strong colors. A stunning piece. Very rare. Roy Lichtenstein used an illustration of the comic strip "Run for Love!" by Tony Abruzzo (published in Secret Hearts, 83, Nov. 1962, see also exhibition cat. Paris 2013, p. 44). Lichtenstein not only changed the hair color from black to blonde in his painting, but also varied individual parts of the face slightly: for example, the almond shape of the eyes is more clearly emphasized than in Abruzzo's comic picture. Note: Not to be confused with thousands of inkjet reproductions on the market, the works we offer here are the original vintage exhibition posters, hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist for various exhibitions they participated in and fully documented in the artist's catalogue raisonne of authentic original posters. 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 jeweler 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. Subsequently, that was topped with the private sale of his 1962 painting "Masterpiece" selling for $165 million in January, 2017.

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  • Creation Year
    1968
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50.5 in. (128.27 cm)Width: 35.75 in. (90.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • After
    Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997, American)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU12127724932

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