Sold September 2020 for $36,900
The mosaic tile by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) was executed by the artist in 1950 and was the sale’s top lot. Unsigned and framed in walnut, the 14½-by-16¼-inch tile (above) was not attached to a table base. It is listed in Lichtenstein’s catalog raisonne and came out of a private collection in Cleveland, having been inherited by the consignor, whose parents acquired it directly from the artist.
In 1951 Roy Lichtenstein and his wife Isabel moved to Cleveland, where they lived for six years. Isabel was an interior decorator who specialized in modern design, introduced her clientele to Noguchi lamps, Jack Lenor Larsen fabrics, Eero Saarinen chair designs and Jens Risom furniture. Lichtenstein made mosaic tile tables for Isabel’s clients. They are few and rare. If you think you may have one of these mosaic tile tables, please let us know by emailing a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org