Lithograph on Paper, original printing with folds, unsigned and unnumbered as issued, (Created in 1963 as an invitation to the opening of Lichtenstein’s first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery NYC. With invitation text (verso) including cancelled 1963 postal stamp. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York)
One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable of the artist’s prints, Crying Girl was created in 1963 as an invitation/mailer to announce an early Lichtenstein exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. This highly collectible color lithograph with original folds as issued measures 17 x 23 inches (43 x 58.4 cm), unframed, with invitation text (verso) including cancelled 1963 postal stamp, was published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York and is identified in the artist’s catalogue raisonne as C.II.1.
Provenance: Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC