For the last four years, I have researched every aspect of this self-portrait to confirm its artist identity!! Today, I can confirm the artist of this self-portrait, it is ROY FOX LICHTENSTEIN!! I was able to match the 1956 signature to the “rather primitive notion of patterned linear repetition”, or unknown markings (which look like Hebrew) on the side of an airplane in the RFL’s drawing “AIRPLANE 1961”. Similar markings can be found on the RFL’s TEN DOLLAR BILL 1956 Lithograph. The signature on the TEN DOLLAR BILL is written in reverse (use mirror image)!! The self-portrait was purchased from the Alfred Bader Fine Arts Collection in 2008, and Mr. Bader purchased the self-portrait from the Wolf Auctions by a sealed bid in Cleveland, OHIO in 2000!!!The Masters of POP ART were Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein!! This art find shows the true genius self (RFL) as influenced by two great artists, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh!! This unknown 1956 self-portrait shows the true image of the master in an insightful and emotional representation of the artist (RFL)!!!
The late 1940's photo matches the self portrait of Roy Lichtenstein. The top right photo is a image overlay of the same photo. The bottom photograph shows both paintings by Lichtenstein with a small overlay on the right. Please refer to the two paintings in our listing. The persuit of self-glory has led many great artists to create a self-portrait in a style of his own to make his mark in the art world. By looking into a mirror, the artist was able to study one's own face for a self-portrait. It is my opinion that the late 1940's photo was used by RFL to his self-portrait. It has been said that the painter always paints himself in portraits. This includes Picasso and da Vinci. It is my opinion the RFL self-portrait was influenced by Picasso and Van Gogh. The character behind the face in these self-portraits is presented to all viewers. Please refer to research and earlier images of RFL.