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United States of America 1923 – 1997

Picture and pitcher woodblock 1978-1981 Creation Notes: teakwood carved in India 1978, print created 1981
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for relief printing) carved teakwood woodblock Support: two carved teakwood pieces adhered and screwed to 7 ply, 2 veneer plywood base
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: woodblock 3
Edition: edition: 30 plus 10AP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1981

Edition Notes: This woodblock was used to print black. A three colour woodcut printed from three woodblocks in the following order: white, yellow and black. Two teakwood blocks (used to print yellow and black) were carved by artisans in Ahmadabad, Indis in 1978, under the supervision of the artist. In 1980, Lichtenstein brought the unproofed blocks to the workshop for printing. The blocks were adhered to plywood panels to remove the warping that had occurred and to prevent further splitting and distortion. The blocks were also reworked to improve registrationand one new walnut block (used to print white) was also carved. Proofing by Kenneth Tyler, Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, edition printing by Campbell and Funderburg. The carving of new block by Campbell and reworking of existing blocks by Funderburg.
Primary Insc: signed in black marker verso upper left 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / PICTURE AND PITCHER / BLACK BLOCK 3
Tertiary Insc: inscribed in black marker verso upper left 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / PICTURE AND PITCHER / BLACK BLOCK 3 inscribed in pencil upper right corner '1 PICTURE & PITCHER BLACK'
Dimensions: block 67.7 h x 47.8 w x 1.8 d cm base 89.0 h x 76.0 w x 1.2 d cm overall 3.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Corlett (2002), 183; TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 361
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1485.3