394. Lichtenstein (Roy) reverie (c.38) silkscreen printed in colours, an exceptionally bright, fresh impression, 1965, signed in pencil, numbered 67/200, published by Original Editions, New York, as included in the portfolio 11 Pop Artists Volume II , on wove paper, the full sheet, in fine, fresh condition, the surface of the print velvety and free of scuffs, sheet 765 x 609mm.
est. £70000 – £90000
Reverie is one of Lichtenstein’s earliest, and arguably is his most important print. He regarded the three works he produced for the 11 Pop Artists portfolios as his first “ True Pop Art Prints ” (see. Corlett page.21) The other two works being Moonscape (printed on Rowlux) and the cartoon inspired Sweet Dreams Baby .
The present impression of Reverie , is one of the finest examples extant. Having never been framed, the colours which have a tendency to fade in sunlight, are as strong and fresh as when they were printed. By their very nature the delicate surface of silkscreens are prone to scuffing, however, the present work is in exceptional condition with no surface scuffing visible. It is quite possibly the finest example of this important print to have come to auction in recent years.