October 30, 2019 12:00 EDT

The Robert J. Morrison Collection

 
  Lot 5
 
Lot 5 - Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)

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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Knock, Knock Poster

1975, pencil signed and dated, from the edition of approximately 100 signed copies, with full margins, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, publisher. Line-cut on Arches.
image: 21 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (54 x 40cm)
sheet: 25 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (65.4 x 47.6cm)
[Corlett, App. 8]

note:
Knock, Knock Poster is another reproduction of a drawing used for an exhibition poster. In this instance, the onomatopoeic text, “Knock Knock” is employed as a vital component of the composition. This playful treatment of language has further whimsical significance in that it acts as a pun on the publisher and exhibition venue’s initials, ‘CNAC.’ Here, Lichtenstein contributes to a long history of witty word play in visual art ranging from Duchamp’s infamous, “L.H.O.O.Q” to present day, living artists’ work such as Ed Ruscha’s “HONK,” and “OOF”.

Sold for $5,000
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

1975, pencil signed and dated, from the edition of approximately 100 signed copies, with full margins, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, publisher. Line-cut on Arches.
image: 21 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (54 x 40cm)
sheet: 25 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (65.4 x 47.6cm)
[Corlett, App. 8]

note:
Knock, Knock Poster is another reproduction of a drawing used for an exhibition poster. In this instance, the onomatopoeic text, “Knock Knock” is employed as a vital component of the composition. This playful treatment of language has further whimsical significance in that it acts as a pun on the publisher and exhibition venue’s initials, ‘CNAC.’ Here, Lichtenstein contributes to a long history of witty word play in visual art ranging from Duchamp’s infamous, “L.H.O.O.Q” to present day, living artists’ work such as Ed Ruscha’s “HONK,” and “OOF”.

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