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United States of America 1923 – 1997

Lamp woodblock 1978-1981 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: carved in Ahmadabad, India in 1978, printed in 1981
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for relief printing) carved teakwood woodblock Support: carved teakwood piece adhered to seven ply, two veneer plywood base with 15 nails
Impression: woodblock 4
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 four colour woodcut printed from four woodblocks in the following order: white, yellow, green and black. Three teakwood blocks (used to print yellow, green 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, centre 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed in black marker verso centre 'ROY LICHTENSTEIN / LAMP / BLACK BLOCK 4' inscribed in pencil top right corner 'LIGHT 3 / Black / Substitution / on black / for white area' inscribed in pencil right '6 sheets / Pkg[underlined]'
Dimensions: wood 61.4 h x 37.0 w x 1.8 d cm base 81.4 h x 50.6 w x 1.2 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Corlett (2002), 182; TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 360
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1487.4