Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior

Roy Lichtenstein
Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior
screenprint
1992

An original Roy Lichtenstein screenprint print.
1992

Screenprints in 6 to 8 colors (varies by panel) from 11 to 15 runs from 10 to 14 screens (varies by panel) on Paper Technologies, Inc. Waterleaf wove paper in five panels each mounted on board Hand-signed and dated in silver marker lower center fourth panel rfLichtenstein ’92. A superb example of the definitive state, from the edition of 300, numbered in silver marker also lower center fourth panel (there were 63 additional proofs of various types, for an overall edition of 363).

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (Gemini workshop no: RL90-5196), bearing it’s blindstamp lower center fourth panel; printed by Ron McPhearson, Julie Bach, John Fitzgerald, Eric Garding, David Gregory, Ken Herrand, Joe Lewandowski and Edan McPhearson at La Paloma, Los Angeles under the supervision of Gemini G.E.L. Catalog: Corlett 260; Gemini catalogue raisonné no. 1558; NGA 260 102 x 152 ½ (each panel 102 x 30 ½) inches.

A large composition comprising five panels, Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior, is Roy Lichtenstein’s largest graphic work, depicting a modern room where luxury and comfort coexist in harmony. It is part of a series of works from the early 1990’s depicting domestic interiors. These prints are based on advertisements, most of which Lichtenstein cut from the Yellow Pages of telephone directories. With bright blues contrasted against whites in his playful style there is a simplicity and rawness to this piece rarely seen in his other works. Perhaps a statement on the monotony of everyday life, he didn’t see his art carrying messages: “I’m not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don’t really want it to carry one. I’m not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way.” So, we should simply take it at it’s worth, a lively room, that will be sure to lighten up any room it’s in.

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