Roy Lichtenstein signed print
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923 - 1997)
Signed print A.P. (Artist proof) numbered and dated '68
On silver foil paper, framed
Merton of the Movies is a 1924 comedy film directed by James Cruze and written by Walter Woods. It is based on a 1922 play of the same name, which in turn was based on Harry Leon Wilson's novel, also titled Merton of the Movies. The film was remade in 1932 and again in 1947.
Merton is an aspiring movie actor. He is a terrible actor but when the movie executives see how funny his overacting is, they cast him in a comedy, but tell him that he's acting in a drama.
The silver foil print was created by Lichtenstein exclusively for the Minnesota Theatre Company, Minneapolis in 1968. 'Merton of the Movies' was the first poster ever produced by HKL, Ltd, a non-profit organization. Published by the List Art Posters and printed by Fine Creations Inc. (edition of 450 and also an unknown number of artist's proofs).