Glazed high-fired ceramic
15 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (38.1 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Signed and dated inside: rf Lichtenstein / '65
Classification: ceramic (unique)
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Catalogue entry

Artwork: Head with Red Shadow, 1965 (RLCR 1081)
Artwork: Head with Red Shadow, 1965 (RLCR 1081)
Artwork: Head with Red Shadow, 1965 (RLCR 1081)
Artwork: Head with Red Shadow, 1965 (RLCR 1081)
Artwork: Head with Red Shadow, 1965 (RLCR 1081)
RLCR 1081 (LC 385; RL 0354)
Head with Red Shadow
1965
Title Source
Castelli; RL Studio Card
Media
Glazed high-fired ceramic
Dimensions
15 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (38.1 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated inside: rf Lichtenstein / '65
Inside: (LC-385)
Remarks

Fabricated by Ka Kwong Hui and anonymous. 

Per Glenn, C. 1977b, Lichtenstein worked with an unknown Brooklyn potter to cast ceramic heads from one of two plaster models he bought in New York City's hat district near his studio and reworked with modeling clay. He took the bisque heads to ceramic artist and Douglass College colleague, Hui, for glazing. In working together, Lichtenstein developed a new stenciling method with perforated masking tape.   

The other plaster head purchased by Lichtenstein, RLCR 872, Head of Girl, was not remodeled, only painted.

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Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, Conn., March 1966 (via Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City)
Ileana and Michael Sonnabend, Paris, December 1970 (in exchange for RLCR 1080, Head with Blue Shadow)
Horace and Holly Solomon, New York City, February 1971 (via Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City)
Private collection, Greenwich, Conn.
Collection of Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, February 2007 (via PaceWildenstein, New York City)
Exhibitions
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Roy Lichtenstein, September 19–November 9, 1969 (Waldman 1969, no. 97 p. 99 not ill. [as Ceramic Head]). Traveled to: William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Mo., December 18, 1969–January 16, 1970; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill., February 7–March 22, 1970; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash., April 10–May 17, 1970; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, July 9–August 30, 1970.
Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Avenue), New York, Lichtenstein: Girls, May 12–June 28, 2008 (Gagosian, New York 2008, p. 57 color ill.).
Literature
Glenn, Constance W. Roy Lichtenstein: Ceramic Sculpture. Long Beach: California State University, Long Beach, 1977. Exhibition catalogue (1977 Long Beach CSU), no. 4 n.p. color ill. [not exhibited].
Celant, Germano. Roy Lichtenstein Sculptor. Milan: Skira Editore for Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, 2013. Exhibition catalogue (2013 Venice Vedova), no. 8 n.p. preceding p. 53 color ill. [not exhibited].
Celant, Germano. Roy Lichtenstein Sculptor. Milan: Skira Editore for Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, 2013. Exhibition catalogue (2013 Venice Vedova), no. 8 n.p. preceding p. 53 color ill. [not exhibited].
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