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Roy LICHTENSTEIN

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 walnut woodblock Support: two carved walnut pieces adhered and screwed to 7 ply, 2 veneer plywood base
Impression: woodblock 1
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 white. 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 centre verso 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / PICTURE AND PITCHER / WHITE BLOCK I'
Tertiary Insc: inscribed in black marker centre verso 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / PICTURE AND PITCHER / WHITE BLOCK I'
Dimensions: block 16.0 h x 8.0 w cm block 16.4 h x 7.4 w cm base 26.2 h x 26.4 w x 1.0 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 2002.1.1485.1