Bicentennial Print

Roy Lichtenstein
Bicentennial Print
lithograph & screenprint

An original hand-signed Roy Lichtenstein lithograph & screenprint print.


Original lithograph and screenprint in 7 colors (red, blue, yellow, green, gray, olive, black) on wove paper

Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower center rf Lichtenstein ’75.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 200, numbered in pencil also lower center (there were 25 additional impressions inscribed AP, and 25 inscribed HC, for an overall edition of 250). One of 13 plates from the portfolio America: The Third Century, published by APC Editions, division of Chermayeff & Geismar Associates, Inc., New York; printed by Styria Studio, New York, bearing its blindstamp in the sheet lower right.

Catalog: Corlett 136.

25 x 18 inches

Sheet Size: 30 x 22 5/16 inches

America: The Third Century was a portfolio comprised of 13 original prints by a variety of international artists. Proceeds from the sale of the portfolio were donated to Change, Inc., and other charitable organizations selected by the artists. Lichtenstein designated Change, Inc., the American Civil Liberties Union, and the New York Civil Liberties Union as recipients. Change, Inc., was founded by Robert Rauschenberg in 1970 as a means of providing emergency funds to artists in need. In the portfolio the prints were accompanied by the essay “On Prints and Americans” by Russell Lynes.