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Lot 179
ROY LICHTENSTEIN
(american, 1923-1997)
"I LOVE LIBERTY"
1982, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 37/250 (there were also 73 artist's proofs), with full margins; the Artist and People for the American Way, Washington, D.C, co-publishers. Color screenprint on Arches 88 wove paper.
image: 32 3/8 x 21 in. (82.2 x 53.3cm)
sheet: 38 3/8 x 27 1/16 in. (97.5 x 68.7cm)
[Corlett 192].
provenance:
Lehman Brothers.

Estimate $15,000-25,000

Overall in very good to excellent condition. Condition issues described here are only visible when examined out of the frame in raking light: and are nearly all confined to margins or reverse.

A very faint 3/4-in. vertical rubbed line in the black at lower right , a minor 1-in. horizontal soft abrasion in the lower margin (a few inches to the left of signature); a few very slightly raised areas in the upper margin, lower margin and left margins that appear to be the result of moisture but with no attendant discoloration (areas range approx. 1/2-in to 2 1/2in. square areas) and are very difficult to see unless held under raking light; the palest moisture stain at the lower right sheet corner ( 1x1 in. approx) and another at the bottom sheet edge at left (approx .1/2 x 2 in.), a few short creases at the extreme upper left sheet edge (approx 2 x .1/4 in.); a few traces of surface soiling the margins, the palest time staining, old tape remains in places at the reverse of the sheet edges.



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Sold for $49,000 (buyer’s premium included)