1981 Roy Lichtenstein "Picture & Pitcher" Woodcut Print
I was looking for Lichtensteins. This was back in the '80s. Somehow we found a dealer that was handling Lichtensteins, and they ordered it for me.
This is a wood cut. It's in a very small edition of about 30. You happen to have one of the artist's proofs. There were ten of those made. It's quintessential Lichtenstein, with the stripes, the bold color, the black and white. He sort of started out doing a lot of the cartoon strip metaphors that we all know, but in the '80s, he moved into a humorous exploration of what you could put in quotes as "high art." And here, the subject matter of the classic still life. You've got just a very simple pitcher and picture frame. And this print in fact is called "Picture and Pitcher," which is very difficult to say ten times. So he's having some fun with us there. How much did you pay for it?
In the auction market, the value for something like this would have appreciated to about $10,000 to $15,000.
10 to 15?
So thank you for bringing it in.
Thank you very much.
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