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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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ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Real Estate
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Real Estate lithograph in blue, on Arches paper, 1969, signed and da...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Apple and Lemon
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Apple and Lemon woodcut in colors, on handmade Iwano Kizuki Hosho pa...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, from Six Still Lifes series lit...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Untitled (Still Life with Lemon and Glass), from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Untitled (Still Life with Lemon and Glass), from For Meyer Schapiro ...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Lamp
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Lamp lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1992, signed and ...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Barn
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Red Barn screenprint in colors, on C.M. Fabriano paper, 1969, signed...
Apr 19, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLThe Enemy Would Have Been WarnedNULL (unframed) Unma...
Apr 08, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors (mailer) NULLCrying Girl,NULL 1963 (unframed) Publisher:...
Apr 08, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Serigraph in colors NULLAspen Winter Jazz,NULL 1967 (unframed) Unmarked 40NULL x 26N...
Apr 08, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Forms in Space
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Forms in Space screenprint in colours, 1985, on BFK Rives wove paper...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Reflections on Soda Fountain
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Reflections on Soda Fountain screenprint in colours, 1991, on BFK Ri...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Mask
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Mask lithograph, waxtype, woodcut, screenprint and collage in co...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Salute to Aviation
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Salute to Aviation scrennprint in colours, 1968, on white wove paper...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Brushstrokes
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Brushstrokes screenprint in colours, 1967, on wove paper, signed in ...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crak!
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crak! offset lithograph in colours, 1963-64, on thin wove paper, sig...
Mar 29, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sweet Dreams Baby!, from:
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III screenprint in ...
Mar 29, 2017
LICHTENSTEIN, Roy. NULLModern PrintNULL 1971 Lithograph
Description: and Screenprint in Colors. Pencil signed, dated and numbered 30/200. Gemini G.E.L., ...
Mar 26, 2017
Artist-designed Pop Art NULLModern HeadNULL Pendant/Brooch, Roy Lichtenstein
Description: Artist-designed Pop Art NULLModern HeadNULL Pendant/Brooch, Roy Lichtenstein, c. 196...
Mar 21, 2017
Artist-designed Pop Art NULLModern HeadNULL Pendant/Brooch, Roy Lichtenstein
Description: Artist-designed Pop Art NULLModern HeadNULL Pendant/Brooch, Roy Lichtenstein, c. 196...
Mar 21, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Water Lilies with Cloud signed, numbered and dated 'STA I rf Lichten...
Mar 08, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Untitled (Head II)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Untitled (Head II) California English Walnut multiple, 1970, the inc...
Mar 01, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Finger Pointing, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Finger Pointing, from The New York Collection for Stockholm screenpr...
Mar 01, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Figures with Rope, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Figures with Rope, from Surrealist Series lithograph in colors, on A...
Mar 01, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Yellow Still Life
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Yellow Still Life lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK...
Mar 01, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Figures, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Figures, from Surrealist Series lithograph in colors, on Arches 88 p...
Mar 01, 2017
Framed Roy Lichtenstein Postcard
Description: Framed Roy Lichtenstein two part postcard. Depicting a woman on the telephone. Image...
Feb 26, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN ( 1923- 1997) (Corlett 84)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN ( 1923- 1997) Haystack (Corlett 84) Sérigraphie en couleurs, 1989, sur Fabriano,...
Feb 21, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN: DRAWINGS AND PRINTS 1971
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN, NULLROY LICHTENSTEIN: DRAWINGS AND PRINTSNULL, 1971, H 12 1/2NULL,...
Feb 11, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Portrait
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Portrait, from the series Brushstrokes Figu...
Jan 27, 2017
* Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Assiette Pop, 1969
Description: * Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Assiette Pop, 1969 screenprint on paper ...
Jan 27, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Art Critic
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Art Critic, 1996, edition of 1,500 plus pro...
Jan 27, 2017
Collection of Posters by Marcel Chica, Albrecht Gaebele, and Roy Lichtenstein
Description: French, German, and American, 20th century. Three posters including Les Parapluies d...
Jan 26, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN NULLModern HeadNULL brooch
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 - 1997)MUTIPLES INC.Brooch, NULLModern Head,NULL 1968Enameled...
Jan 24, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN NULLModern HeadNULL brooch
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 - 1997)MUTIPLES INC.Brooch, NULLModern Head,NULL 1968Enameled...
Jan 22, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American. 1923-1997)
Description: “Aspen Winter Jazz”. Signed in pencil, numbered 275/300 and dated 1967. Serigraph on...
Jan 16, 2017
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American. 1923-1997)
Description: “Merton of the Movies”. 1968. Silkscreen on Silver Foil. Measuring 30” by 20”. Print...
Jan 16, 2017
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Modern Head Brooch, 1968
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Modern Head Brooch, 1968 enameled silver ...
Dec 14, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Crak!, 1963-4
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Crak!, 1963-4 offset color lithograph on t...
Dec 14, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Twin Mirrors, 1970
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Twin Mirrors, 1970 color screenprint; The ...
Dec 14, 2016
Shipboard Girl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Shipboard Girl offset lithograph in colours, 1965, on thin wove pape...
Dec 13, 2016
Sunrise
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sunrise offset lithograph in colours, 1965, on thin wove paper, sign...
Dec 13, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Yellow Vase, 1990.
Yellow Vase . 1990. Lithograph in colors, woodcut and color silkscreen. Corlett 253. Signed, date...
Dec 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke, 1965/1971.
Brushstroke . 1965/1971. Object. Flat cake with yellow and black icing, coated with polyester, fi...
Dec 09, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLThis Must be the Place,NULL 1965 (framed) Signed and...
Dec 03, 2016
KÜNSTLER - LICHTENSTEIN, ROY -
- Z41 Photography - Saturday 03 December 2016 10.00 AM KÜNSTLER - LICHTENSTEIN, ROY - SCALFARI, ...
Dec 03, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Aspen Winter Jazz Poster
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Aspen Winter Jazz Poster screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1967,...
Dec 02, 2016
Chianura, Mimmo Roy Lichtenstein. Etwa 1960er. Vin
Description: Chianura, Mimmo Roy Lichtenstein. Etwa 1960er. Vintage, Silbergelatineabzug. 23 x 30...
Nov 25, 2016
Chianura, Mimmo Roy Lichtenstein. Etwa 1960er. Vin
Description: Chianura, Mimmo Roy Lichtenstein. Etwa 1960er. Vintage, Silbergelatineabzug. 23 x 30...
Nov 25, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN OFFSET LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN (AMERICAN, 1923-1997), OFFSET LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR, TRIPTYCH, H 24N...
Nov 20, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) ᅠ
Description: A New Generation of Leadership, 1992 Offset lithograph poster Unsigned Image: 29 x 3...
Nov 20, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
WATER LILY POND WITH REFLECTIONS WATER LILY POND WITH REFLECTIONS WATER LILY POND WITH REFLECTION...
Nov 19, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Imperfect Sculpture incised with the artist's signature, numbered an...
Nov 16, 2016
LICHTENSTEIN, Roy. Color Screen Print NULLMirrorNULL
Description: On white 4-ply board. From the Harvey Gantt portfolio, 1990. Signed, dated and numbe...
Nov 06, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Nude on the Beach, from Surrealist Series, 1978 Lithograph in colors (framed) Signed...
Nov 05, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Sunrise, 1965 Offset lithograph in colors (framed) Signed 18 3/8NULL x 24 1/4NULL (s...
Nov 05, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Crying Girl, 1963 Offset lithograph in colors (mailer) 17NULL x 22 7/8NULL (sheet) P...
Nov 05, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Finger Pointing from The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973 Screenprint Artist ...
Nov 05, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Oval Office
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) The Oval Office screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1992, sig...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) American Indian Theme III, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) American Indian Theme III, from American Indian Theme Series woodcut...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Two Nudes, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Two Nudes, from Nudes Series relief print in colors, on Rives BFK pa...
Nov 01, 2016

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.