American Psycho (triptych)

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 37" x 55"
  Edition size: 250
  Numbered Proofs: 52
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 23
  Total Edition size: 325
  Number of colors: 19
  Year printed: 1998
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 2400 Last price on secondary mkt.
A young man has arrived to conquer New York City. What he sees is very different than what was expected. New York, after all, is bigger than life. To Authouart, New York is to modern history what Rome was to the world in the days of Caesar. Everything can be seen and everything can be done in new York.
The young man seems unable to enter this fantasy world where Cowboys fight Indians with lasers. Will Darth Vador shoot Superman or will Philip Marlowe shoot down the plane? Ray Charles plays piano on the back of a pickup while the notes appear as birds flying toward the large bird on the Woodstock poster. A fireman on a huge hook-and-ladder tries to dissuade Tarzan from climbing the Coca-Cola sign.
The beautiful woman in the Impala seems to suggest a sexual adventure but beware of the driver!
Is New York a virtual world? How does one live here? Perhaps it is easier for youngsters like the two girls, with their dolls, oblivious to all but their own little world.
This triptych is classic Authouart, packed with the icons that to so many are America. American Psycho is part II of the New York Trilogy.

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