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Roy Lichtenstein was the pioneer of the new art movement in the 1960s Manhattan, along with names like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and so on. He is famous with his comic book style paintings with Ben-Day dots and hard-edged figures with a striking aesthetic quality. His works mock the popular American advertisement and consumer culture.

Son of an upper-middle class Jewish family in New York, Lichtenstein studied Fine Arts in Ohio State University in the 1940s. In 1950s he was travelling between New York and Cleveland; he had solo exhibitions in New York and he undertook temporary jobs between painting periods to care for his family. His style at this time was between Cubism and Expressionism. In 1957 he moved permanently to New York and started teaching. Albeit a little later than his contemporaries, he also adopted Abstract Expressionism and started including cartoon characters in his works for the first time. It wasn’t until he painted Look Mickey (1961), his first work with Ben-Day Dots and cartoon style, that he rose to prominence

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Dancing Figures ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Head, from the Expressionist Woodcut Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Imperfect Diptych 46 1/4" x 91 3/8", from Imperfect Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Mirror #5, from the Mirror Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Paper Plate ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Foot and Hand ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Modern Head #5 ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Head Relief signé, daté et numéroté '31/100 Roy Lichtenstein ...
Jun 08, 2018
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Screen with Brushstrokes incised with the artist's signature and num...
May 18, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Road Before the Forest, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Road Before the Forest, from Landscape Series numbered '47/60' and s...
May 10, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Reflections on Hair, from:
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Reflections on Hair, from: Reflections Series lithograph, screenprin...
Mar 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 10, from:
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 10, from: Ten Landscapes screenprint in colours with chrom...
Mar 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, from: Six Still Lifes
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, from: Six Still Lifes lithograp...
Mar 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crying Girl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crying Girl offset lithograph in colours, 1963, on wove paper, signe...
Mar 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Picture and Pitcher
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Picture and Pitcher woodcut in colors, on handmade Okawara paper, 19...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Haystack #7, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Haystack #7, from Haystack Series relief print in colors, on Special...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 9, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 9, from Ten Landscapes screenprint with chromogenic photog...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Night Scene
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Night Scene etching, aquatint and engraving in colors, on mold-made ...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Art Critic
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Art Critic screenprint in colors, on Somerset paper, 1996, signed an...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 6, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 6, from Ten Landscapes screenprint in colors with chromoge...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Foot Medication Poster
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Foot Medication Poster offset lithograph, on lightweight, off-white ...
Feb 28, 2018
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) MODERN HEAD
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Head Colored enamel on metal, brooch/pendent, with artist's i...
Dec 12, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke Chair and Ottoman
USA, 1986-1988 laminated and lacquered white birch plywood 18 w x 27 d x 70 h in (46 x 69 x 178 c...
Nov 21, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) The Valve signed 'Lichtenstein' (lower left) oil on canvas 20 x 16 i...
Nov 16, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Collage for Red Apple signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein 80' (lower r...
Nov 16, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Lamp
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Lamp screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1992, signed and...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) I Love Liberty
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) I Love Liberty screenprint in colors, on Arches 88 paper, 1982, numb...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Repeated Design
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Repeated Design lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, 1969, signed ...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sunshine Through the Clouds, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sunshine Through the Clouds, from Landscape Series lithograph, woodc...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Sower, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Sower, from Landscape Series lithograph, woodcut and screenprint...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Imperfect 67 x 79 7/8", from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Imperfect 67 x 79 7/8", from Imperfect Series woodcut, screenprint, ...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Portrait
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Portrait screenprint and lithograph in colors with e...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Head #3, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Head #3, from Modern Head Series linocut in black with emboss...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sweet Dreams Baby!, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III screenprint in co...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The River, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The River, from Landscapes lithograph, woodcut, and screenprint in c...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Seascape, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Seascape, from Landscape Series lithograph, woodcut and screenprint ...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) View from the Window, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) View from the Window, from Landscape Series lithograph, woodcut, and...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Crystal Bowl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Crystal Bowl lithograph and screenprint in colors, o...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Expressionist Woodcut Series the complete set of seven woodcuts with...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Cathedral #5, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Cathedral #5, from Cathedral Series lithograph in colors, on Special...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Barn
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Barn screenprint in colors, on C. M. Fabriano paper, 1969, signe...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Industry and the Arts (II)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Industry and the Arts (II) screenprint in colors, on C. M. Fabriano ...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Nude with Blue Hair, State I, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Nude with Blue Hair, State I, from Nudes relief print in colors, on ...
Oct 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) : ten place settings
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Dinnerware : ten place settings the set of sixty glazed ceramics in ...
Oct 24, 2017
5 bottles
TAITTINGER COLLECTION Lying in Corsham, Wiltshire (Octavian) Taittinger Collection Roy Lichtenste...
Sep 21, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Industry and the Arts II
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Industry and the Arts II screenprint in colours, 1969, on Fabriano w...
Sep 19, 2017
Modern Head #5, from Modern Head Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Two Paintings: Beach Ball, from Paintings ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Dinnerware: four place settings ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Salute to Airmail ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Haystack #4, from Haystack Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Bull IV, from Bull Profile Series ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Stretcher Frame Revealed Beneath Painting of a Stretcher Frame signe...
May 17, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Expressionist Head incised with the artist's signature, number and d...
May 17, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Red and White Brushstrokes signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '65' (o...
May 17, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Oval Office
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Oval Office screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1992, sig...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Mermaid, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Mermaid, from Surrealist Series lithograph in colors, on Arches 88 p...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Study of Hands
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Study of Hands screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1981, sign...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Tea Set the complete set of 21 glazed porcelain dishes, 1984, each w...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crying Girl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crying Girl offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, 1963, signed...
Apr 19, 2017
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Famous New York gallerist Leo Castelli started showing his works in his space in 1961 and the entire collection was bought by affluent collectors before the exhibition even opened. From here onwards, he gained international celebrity and painted his most famous works like the Drowning Girl (1963), which is the peak of his style: oil on Magna (early acrylic) paint featuring thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day dots. At the time he was harshly criticized by art critics for creating “vulgar and empty” works. The title of a Life magazine article in 1964 asked, “Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?” Although this made Lichtenstein question himself, he never took himself too seriously and kept his consistent style.

Collectors seem to be pleased by it because his works sell for record numbers at auctions. Women with Flowered Hat, which was a mischievous take on a Picasso portrait, sold for $56.1 million at Christie’s in 2013, which was a record for the artist. This record was broken by his dramatic work “Nurse” when it sold for $95,365,000 in 2015.

What is Roy Lichtenstein known for?

Roy Lichtenstein is a popular American artist who has successfully turned comic strips into works of art. He has created around 170 paintings, sculptures, and drawings between 1950 and 1997. Although his two most famous works are Drowning Girl and Whaam!, he has successfully placed cartoon characters like Popeye and Mickey Mouse on canvas as well. He also has created several sculptures, two of which are Cap de Barcelona and Head of Girl. He made pop art and Benday dots even more famous during his peak. 

What auction houses (and galleries) have sold Roy Lichtenstein items?

Roy Lichtenstein’s works were mostly auction by Christie’s, although there are also a few pieces sold by Sotheby’s. The most expensive one was Nurse, which is a 48in x 48in oil and magna on canvas. Painted in 1964, it sold for almost a hundred million dollars in 2015. His series of nude paintings were on exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York shortly before his death in 1997. The Drowning Girl is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art while Whamm! is at Tate Modern.

What is the price range of Roy Lichtenstein items?

Most of his masterpieces were very expensive. His paintings are worth several million dollars, starting with the Crying Girl which Christie’s sold for more than $13 million. His most expensive piece, as previously stated, is Nurse, which was sold for over $95 million. As Lichtenstein’s paintings do not come cheap, his works are one of the most coveted art pieces today. 

Interesting info about Roy Lichtenstein

But while Roy Lichtenstein’s paintings were sold for million dollars by the major auction houses, most of his comic book contemporaries were not too pleased with his works. They accuse him of plagiarizing comic strips. One of his major critics is Russ Heath, the creator of the comic panel that inspired his famous painting Whaam! He claimed that was never given credit for it.