Gerrish Fine Art presents a selection of iconic original lithographs by the cream of the American Sixties art scene: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist & Mel Ramos.
Of particular note are the two Lichtenstein lithographs. 'Girl' and 'Spray Can' are Lichtenstein's second ever venture into 'Pop' printmaking - the first being his now infamous 1962 black and white etching of a light switch entitled 'On'. They hold a key place in Lichtenstein's oeuvre as both his first Pop prints in colour and his first featuring the benday dots with which his name is now synonymous.
All artworks are original lithographs on white wove paper. Printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris and published by E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland. Edition of 2000, unsigned, as issued in the regular edition of Walasse Ting's '1¢ Life' portfolio of 1964. Superb impressions with good strong colours.
The '1¢ Life' portfolio includes original lithographs by both the key players in the American Pop Art and Abstract Expressionist scenes, alongside masters of European Expressionism. The album also features poems by American/Chinese artist/poet Walasse Ting who spearheaded the project which was edited by his friend the artist Sam Francis.
Collections: British Museum, London, MOMA, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Stedelijk Collection, Amsterdam, National Gallery of Australia.