POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART
New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date November 16th 2006
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) teapot
Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 U.S. dollars
Property from the Estate of Horace H. Solomon
signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '65' (on the underside)
8¾ x 9¾ x 5¾ in. (22.2 x 24.8 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed in 1965.
Provenance Jack H. Klein, New York
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
In late 1964, soon after developing his signature Pop style, Lichtenstein embarked upon his first mature sculptures that included ceramic heads of women and coffee cups and saucers. The following year, he continued the series and created Teapot. The impetus came from his desire to explore the vocabulary of cartooning employed in his paintings and to put two-dimensional symbols on three-dimensional objects.