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Roy LICHTENSTEIN

United States of America 1923 – 1997

Goldfish bowl 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, royal blue ink. Support: carved teakwood piece adhered and screwed to 7 ply, 2 veneer plywood base
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: woodblock 6
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 six colour woodcut printed from six woodblocks in the following order: yellow, green, red, blue, white and black. The six teakwood blocks 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 registration. 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 Campbell and Funderburg.
Primary Insc: signed in black marker verso upper left corner 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / GOLDFISH BOWL / BLACK BLOCK 6'
Tertiary Insc: inscribed in black marker verso upper left corner 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / GOLDFISH BOWL / BLACK BLOCK 6' inscribed in pencil upper left 'GOLD FISH BOWL 1 /BLACK' inscribed in pencil centre right '[arrow up] ACK' inscribed in pencil bottom centre 'I<-- lack'
Dimensions: block 63.8 h x 45.4 w x 2.1 d cm base 76.2 h x 65.8 w x 1.2 d cm overall 3.3 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Corlett (2002), 181; TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 362
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1484.6