ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 – 1997)
Reflections Series: Reflections on Girl, 1990
98.3 x 123.7 cm (39 x 49 in)
Edition: 68, 16 AP, 1 RTP, 1 PPI, 1 PPII, 1 A, 1C
Materials: Lithograph, screenprint, relief, and metalized PVC collage with embossing on mold-made Somerset Paper
Markings: Signed 'rf Lichtenstein '90' and numbered in pencil lower right, blindstamp lower right
Printer: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
Catalogue: Corlett 245
From the Reflections Series.
Sheet: 114.6 x 139.1 cm (45 1/8 x 54 3/4 inches)
In 1988 Lichtenstein began work on a group of Reflections paintings, in which the central image is partly obscured by reflective streaks, as if behind glass or reflected by a mirror. By the end of 1990, Lichtenstein had completed a large body of work on the theme, often looking for inspiration to other artists' work as well as revisiting past subjects in his own art.
Work began in 1989 at Tyler Graphics Ltd. on the seven prints of this series, which combine lithography, screenprint, and relief with collage and embossing. Swan Engraving, Bridgeport, Connecticut, processed the magnesium plates.
Two other prints on the theme were in progress or completed by the end of 1990: Reflections on Expressionist Painting (Corlett 255) printed at Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland, and Reflections on Soda Fountain (Corlett 257), which was begun at Gemini G.E.L. in October 1990 and published in the spring of 1991.