Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight is a flat bust in painted bronze 104 cm high edited in 1996 in six copies and an artist proof. Playing with the dualities of painting or sculpture, of flat or three-dimensional, of positive or negative image, of metal and hole, this figure does not resemble either a bust or a bronze.
He reuses the picture of the young blonde who was the main female character of the Secret Heart comic book and of his masterpieces of the 1960s. This larger-than-life sculpture is cut out around the woman's head simulating on each side the same image from a magazine with clearly visible benday dots. The expression of expectation is the same, with closed eyes and half open red mouth.
However the two heads look very different. The Sun side carries the usual yellow hair and red dots. The Moon side appears darker with its blue hair and dots.
The artist's proof was offered in 2014 by the artist's deceased estate to the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation which now offers it to the benefit of the projects of its study center. It will be sold by Phillips in New York on May 18, lot 6. The April 26 press release announces an estimate in excess of $ 10M.
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SOLD for $ 10.3M including premium