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Self-Portrait of Roy Lichtenstein as Pablo Picasso

Self-Portrait of Roy Lichtenstein as Pablo Picasso


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1960: Item # 751368

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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)!!!This is a unique self-portrait of an American Artist and it is signed on the lower right "Self-Portrait R.F.Lichtenstein" "1956". The abstract partial signature in the lower right corner has been painted over in three places which makes it very difficult to read. We have been able to match this signature to the famous Pop Artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein. The painting has large brush strokes throughout. The bright colors and varnish appear to be the bright DAYGLO paint. The portrait is painted with thick application of DAYGLO paint which is in the impasto style. The individual appears to be very driven with determination in his face. The overall painting has been treated with large brushstrokes and a bright DAYGLO stain. The painting measures 30" tall x 25" wide. The painting was purchased from an established art dealer who purchased it from a art dealer friend in Cleveland, Ohio. If you have any questions about our research please call. We have found the initials "RFL" in the middle of this painting. The written letters match that of RL. In addition, an anatomical face structures have been matched on this portrait to images of RL. This portrait was purchased from Alfred Bader Fine Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alfred Bader named the art without attribution "Puzzle Art"!! Chemical Analysis of the paint shows an average of 7 tests were Zinc Z 47.8%, Iron Fe 5.5%, Titanium Ti 4.3%, Phosphorous P 2.3%, Calcium Ca 1.3%, and Potassium K .9%. Refer to the new page with the paint test results!!