TITLE: “Electric Cord”
ARTIST: Roy Lichtenstein
WHY WE CHOSE IT: A Roy Lichtenstein painting missing for 42 years has resurfaced at a New York City warehouse. The famed American pop artist created the black-and-white “Electric Cord” painting in 1961. It was purchased in the 1960s by art collector/gallery owner Leo Castelli, but disappeared in 1970 after being sent out for restoration. The Lichtenstein Foundation was alerted to the find when another gallery, unaware of the painting’s missing/stolen status, contacted them to request an authentication prior to an impending sale.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
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