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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) Modern Print
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Print lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Special Arjoma...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) A Bright Night
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) A Bright Night lithograph in colors, on Arches 88 paper, 1978, signe...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Blonde, from
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Blonde, from The Brushstroke Figure Series lithograph, waxtype, wood...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape Mobile (Limoges)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape Mobile (Limoges) painted bronze and porcelain multiple wit...
Nov 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Shipboard Girl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Shipboard Girl offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, 1965, the...
Nov 01, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, NULLHaystacks #6NULL, 1969
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), NULLHaystacks #6NULL-1969, lithograph with s...
Oct 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
MODERN PAINTING signed and dated
Oct 08, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923–1997), As I Opened Fire (triptych), 1966
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997) As I Opened Fire (triptych), 1966 color li...
Sep 30, 2016
3 Works including a 1969 Weege and Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster
Description: 3 Works including: 1) 1969 William Weege and Roy Lichtenstein Print Club of Philadel...
Sep 30, 2016
* Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Assiette Pop, 1969
Description: * Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Assiette Pop, 1969 screenprint on paper ...
Sep 30, 2016
* Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Sunrise, 1965
Description: * Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Sunrise, 1965 offset lithograph signed ...
Sep 30, 2016
Landscape 7, from Ten Landscapes
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY JANE GARTH ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 7, from Te...
Sep 29, 2016
Explosion, from Portfolio 9
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Explosion, from Portfolio 9 lithograph in colors, on Rives paper, 19...
Sep 29, 2016
Haystack #7, from Haystack Series
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Haystack #7, from Haystack Series screenprint, on Special Arjomari p...
Sep 29, 2016
Landscape 6, from Ten Landscapes
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY JANE GARTH ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 6, from Te...
Sep 29, 2016
Landscape 5, from Ten Landscapes
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY JANE GARTH ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 5, from Te...
Sep 29, 2016
Crying Girl
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Crying Girl offset lithograph in colors, on smooth wove paper, 1963,...
Sep 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Crying Girl, Offset Lithograph in Colors, 196
Offset lithograph in colors on lightweight, off-white wove paper Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – M...
Sep 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Crying Girl, Offset Lithograph in Colors,1963
Offset lithograph in colors on lightweight, off-white wove paper Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – M...
Sep 29, 2016
Poster for the Parish Art Museum - Lawrence Wolfson and Roy Lichtenstein
USA, 1982/1983 silkscreen on paper 61½ h x 53 w in (156 x 135 cm)
Sep 29, 2016
The Couple (from the Expressionist Woodcut series) - Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997
1980 woodcut with embossing on Arches Cover paper 33½ h x 29½ w in (85 x 75 cm)
Sep 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Placid Sea porcelain enamel on steel 15 1/4 x 27 1/8 in. (38.7 x 68....
Sep 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
...HUH? (C. 149) Screenprint in colours, 1976, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 15/100, on Arche...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
MOONSCAPE (C. 37) Screenprint in colours, 1965, from
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
WATER LILY (C. 281) Screenprint in colours, 1993, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 87/130 (there...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
REFLECTIONS ON BRUSHSTROKES (C. 242) Lithograph, screenprint and woodcut printed in colours with ...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
STILL LIFE WITH FIGURE (C. 128) Lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1974, signed in pencil, da...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
SALUTE TO AIRMAIL (SEE C. P. 27) Chromium-plated copper multiple, 1969, with the original black b...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
CRAK! (C. II.2) Offset lithograph printed in colours, 1963-4, signed in pencil, dated, from the e...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
CRYING GIRL (CORLETT II.1) Offset lithograph printed in colours, 1969, signed in pencil, from the...
Sep 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 8, from Ten Landscapes iridescent silver Mylar collage, on...
Sep 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 4, from Ten Landscapes screenprint, on opaque white Rowlux...
Sep 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Landscape 9, from Ten Landscapes screenprint with chromogenic photog...
Sep 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Sunrise, from Seven Objects in a Box baked enamel on metal multiple,...
Sep 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Bull Head III, from Bull Head Series lithograph and screenprint with...
Sep 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. After printing, offset lithography / Exhibition poster / drop-art items, Minnesota Theatre Company, in 1968.
"Merton of the Movies". Bladstrl. 75 x 51 cm, unframed.
Sep 25, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack screenprint in colours, 1969, on Fabriano wove paper, signe...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Vertical Apple, from: Seven Apple Woodcuts Series woodcut in colours...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Grandpa, from: Brushstroke Figures Series lithograph, waxtype, woodc...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) I Love Liberty
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) I Love Liberty screenprint in colours, on wove paper, 1982, signed a...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack screenprint in colours, 1969, on Fabriano wove paper, signe...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) I Love Liberty screenprint in colours, on wove paper, 1982, signed a...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack #3 lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1969, on wove pap...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Grandpa, from:
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Grandpa, from: Brushstroke Figures Series lithograph, waxtype, woodc...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Vertical Apple, from:
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Vertical Apple, from: Seven Apple Woodcuts Series woodcut in colours...
Sep 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack #3
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Haystack #3 lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1969, on wove pap...
Sep 21, 2016
1 Bottle 1985 Taittinger Artist Collection Roy Lichtenstein
One bottle of Taittinger Vintage Artist Collection Champagne Producer: Taittinger 1985 Vintage Ch...
Sep 20, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (AMERICAN 1923-1997)
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN (AMERICAN 1923-1997)CRAK!, 1963-64color lithograph on paper48.5 x 7...
Sep 17, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Screenprint in colors The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1969 (framed) Unmarked 27 1/...
Aug 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Chromograph on canvas Reproduction of NULLLittle Big Painting,NULL 1965 (framed) Unm...
Aug 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLWhaamNULL (unframed) Publisher's information to rect...
Aug 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein NULLSunriseNULL, Pencil Signed Litho
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), NULLSunriseNULL-1965 (Corlett 11.7), offset ...
Aug 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLThis Must be the Place,NULL 1965 (framed) Signed and...
Aug 27, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLThe Enemy Should Have Been WarnedNULL (unframed) Pub...
Aug 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Signed Exhibition Poster, 1969
Serigraph in colors on white, coated wove paper~~~USA, 1969~~~Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923-1997) - ...
Aug 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. After, färgserigrafi, triptych, edition of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, published by in 1966.
"As I opened fire, I knew why Tex had not buzzed me ... If he had ..." / "The enem...
Jul 30, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
screenprint in colors, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 133/250 , on C. M. Fabriano -100/100 Cot...
Jul 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
lithograph, screenprint and line-cut printed in colors, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 58/100 ...
Jul 28, 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.