Early Roy Lichtenstein

(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/61/Early-Roy-Lichtenstein on June 24, 2011 7:37 AM)

An early work by Roy Lichtenstein was recently sold by Heritage Auctions for $95,600 (including the buyer’s premium), which is beyond the pre-auction estimate of $25,000 to $35,000.

Entitled The assimiboins attacking a blackfoot village at fort mckenzies – 28 august 1833, the 18″ x 24″ oil on canvas was painted circa 1951.  (The image above was taken from here.  Click on the image to see a high resolution version.)

The painting’s listed title seems to have a typo; the correct name is most likely Assiniboins. Also, the other names written on the painting are most likely Fort MacKenzie and Karl Bodmer.  I guess the painting that Lichtenstein was studying was Karl Bodmer’s Fort MacKenzie. (The image below was taken from here.)


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