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)!!!
Lichtenstein Signature on his self-portrait. Refer to Lichtenstein portrait in our listing.