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  • Roy Lichtenstein Road Before the Forest

    Road Before the Forest by Roy Lichtenstein is a wonderful glimpse into the evolution of Lichtenstein’s process, without Ben-Day Dots or speech bubbles, and still very Lichtenstein.

    Roy Lichtenstein’s Landscape Series evolved from his fascination with Chinese landscape painting. When he was in the Army, he was stationed in England in 1944, and picked up a book on Chinese Painting. Lichtenstein became fascinated with Chinese landscape paintings and brush technique. The bold brushstrokes he used in his Brushstroke series in the 1960s, combined with his skill as a printmaker, led to the creation of his Landscape Series in 1985.

    In Road before the Forest, Roy Lichtenstein references both cartoon and realistic looking brushstrokes, appropriated from his 60's Brushstroke works. Of the seven prints from the Landscape Series, Road Before the Forest utilizes a large palate of 27 colors, ranging from bocour blue/light blue to transparent copper. Road Before the Forest, is a powerful representation of Lichtenstein’s masterful control in his work.

    The original lithograph, woodcut, and screenprint on Arches 88 paper, Road Before the Forest is hand signed and an edition of 50 out of 60. Road Before the Forest is referenced in Corlett 213. For more information about Roy Lichtenstein or Road Before the Forest please contact the gallery. Call the Value.

    • Salvador Dali Symbols of the Twelve Tribes

      The 12 Tribes of Israel is a complete 13-print portfolio by iconic surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The collection was commissioned by Israel to celebrate the country’s 25th anniversary and is memorialized by the Israeli people for its roots and development of Israel’s mythical characters. The original etchings and pochoirs, filled with Dali-esque interpretations of Biblical mythology, are still displayed in full in the Israeli Presidential palace. 

      According to the Hebrew Bible, the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Tribes of Israel descended from the 12 sons of the patriarch Jacob (who was later named Israel) and his two wives, Leah and Rachel, and two handmaidens, Zilpah and Bilhah. There is an original print for each of the twelve tribes; ReubenSimeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin.

      The work includes images partially based on the prophetic poems that appear in Deuteronomy, the blessing of Jacob and the blessing of Moses to the tribes. These images are presented through symbol, flag, color and jewel stones from the breastplate. The result is a portfolio created in Dali's surrealistic style, in which relations of size, color and shape are not necessarily linked to reality, but present the private world of the artist. 

      This original etching and pochoir, Symbols of the Twelve Tribes (1973) from The Twelve Tribes of Israel is hand signed in pencil. Ruben is referenced in Field 72-6B is an edition of 195. For more information about Salvador Dali, Ruben, or The Twelve Tribes of Israel please contact the gallery. SOLD.

      • Andy Warhol Liz

        Andy Warhol loved women and the power of the feminine, and the women he loved most and best were Marilyn, Jackie, and Liz. Like the woman herself, the original lithograph Liz exudes a primitive hit of graphic power, stunning color, seething glamour, repressed sexuality, and flawed beauty.

        Frequently hailed as the greatest movie star of all time, Elizabeth Taylor was a friend of Andy Warhol’s in the 1970s and 1980s. Her beauty and allure fueled interest in the sordid tragedies of her personal life, which included failed marriages, love affairs, and near-death experiences. 

        Warhol remembered: “I started those [pictures of Elizabeth Taylor] a long time ago, when she was so sick and everyone said she was going to die. Now I’m doing them all over, putting bright colors on her lips and eyes.” 

        In the original lithograph Liz, Taylor's signature features — her eyes and lips — have been accentuated with colors that hover between vibrant and vulgar. Flawlessly coiffed jet hair frames her startling face; her full red lips “bleed” beyond their outline onto the canvas; her skin glows in flagrant shades of pink while her legendary eyes gain a new level of theatricality from the vivid turquoise that highlights her brow. This garish use of “makeup” is meant to suggest style and glamor, reinforcing Taylor’s celebrity status.

        Liz (1965) by Andy Warhol is an original offset lithograph on paper and referenced in Feldman II.7. Liz is hand signed and dated "65" in ball point pen. It is and an edition of approximately 300 but it is not numbered. For more information about Andy Warhol or Liz please contact the gallery. SOLD.

        • Marc Chagall Moses and the Burning Bush and The Story of Exodus Portfolio

          In 1966,  Marc Chagall created a series of original lithographs depicting the biblical Story of the Exodus. Born to Yiddish-speaking followers of the Hassidic sect, his work is suffused with imagery drawn from Jewish ritual and folklore, particularly from festivals and feast days when song and dance were used to express the mystical union of man and nature. Marc Chagall's genius lay in his ability to filter fantastical memories of his Russian Jewish childhood through the fracturing lens of Cubism.

          “Ever since my earliest youth I have been fascinated by the Bible. The Bible is the echo of nature, and this I have endeavored to transmit. . . . In art everything is possible, so long as it is based on love.” – Marc Chagall 

          Prior to creating The Story of Exodus, Chagall made a personal and spiritual journey to Palestine and present day Israel. Chagall wanted to experience the land and culture of the birthplace of Judaism. Chagall’s time spent in the Middle East influenced all of his biblically themed works, including the Exodus Series as well as The Bible Series

          “I saw the hills of Sodom and the Negev, out of whose defiles appear the shadows of our prophets in their yellowish garments, the color of dry bread. I heard their ancient words. . . . Have they not truly and justly shown in their words how to behave on this earth and by what ideal to live?” Marc Chagall said.

          Moses and the Burning Bush (1966) by Marc Chagall is an original lithograph on Arches wove paper. Moses and the Burning Bush from The Story of Exodus portfolio is referenced in Mourlot 447 and Cramer no. 64. The Story of Exodus portfolio is signed on the justification page and an edition of 148/250. For more information about Marc Chagall or Moses and the Burning Bush and the complete Story of Exodus portfolio, please contact the gallery. Call for value.

          • Andy Warhol Shoes

            Andy Warhol loved to draw shoes—high heels, pumps, or jeweled stilettos—and they were among his first subjects when he worked as a young commercial fashion illustrator. Between 1955 and 1957, Warhol was the sole illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller and made new drawings of shoes each week for ads in the New York Times.

            At one point Andy realized that advertisement in any shape or form is nothing more than a shadow of anonymity, and he still desired fame. That is exactly the reason why he altered all principles of advertisement: the product shall no longer gain its popularity due to the artist, but the artist shall become famous due to the product. Mick Jagger himself has once said “If you want to know what exactly was popular in the US at that period, you should look at the art works of Andy Warhol.”

            In the 1980s he returned to the shoe motif as a source of inspiration for the original screensprint Shoes, which incorporated diamond dust, the by-product created during the making of industrial grade diamonds. The effect of a shimmering surface is reminiscent of his use of gold leaf in the late 1950s, creating a magical touch of glamour.

            Shoes (1980) by Andy Warhol is an original screenprint with Diamond Dust on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper. Shoes is hand signed in pencil and an edition of 60. For more information about Andy Warhol or Shoes please contact the gallery. Call For Value.