ROY LICHTENSTEIN: 1969 PAPER PLATE MULTIPLE FOR BERT STERN'S "ON FIRST"
(LICHTENSTEIN, ROY). Lichtenstein, Roy. New York: On First (Roy Lichtenstein & Bert Stern), 1969. First Edition. 4to. Printed Paper Plate. Artist's Multiple. As New.. One 10 ¼" diameter paper plate screenprinted in primary blue, red and yellow inks on molded stiff white paper. Stated on verso "Roy Lichtenstein © On 1st Inc. 1969" - unsigned as issued. This is the striking Pop Art tableware that Roy Lichtenstein produced at the height of his powers for the groovy late sixties New York boutique, On First. Located on First Avenue at 61st in Manhattan, the shop was the brainchild of noted fashion and advertising photographer Bert Stern who opened it with the idea of commissioning stylish-yet-inexpensive objects for the home and wardrobe from artists and fashion designers. The store was ultimately short-lived - closing its doors after little more than a year - leaving most of these plates neither distributed, nor seen again. A brand new, bright, most handsome example of this charming ephemeral multiple - as bright and fresh as the day it was printed. Inventory Number: 027240