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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
screenprint in colors, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 16/50 (total edition includes 12 artist'...
Jul 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
offset lithograph printed in colors, signed in pencil, from the edition of unknown size, on wove ...
Jul 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
offset lithograph printed in colors, signed in pencil, from the edition of unknown size, on wove ...
Jul 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Spray Can, from 1 CENT life lithograph in blue, on wove paper, 1963,...
Jul 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Spray Can, from
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Spray Can, from 1 CENT life lithograph in blue, on wove paper, 1963,...
Jul 26, 2016
1969 Weege and Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster
Description: 1969 William Weege and Roy Lichtenstein Print Club of Philadelphia Exhibition Poster...
Jul 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) NULLAgainst ApartheidNULL, 1983
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) NULLAgainst ApartheidNULL, 1983, color lithog...
Jul 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 02, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. Exhibition poster, offset 1967 Edition of 5000 for example, with text.
"Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam roy lichtensterin November 3 tm December 17, 1967". Stamped...
Jul 01, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition Poster, Pasadena Art Museum, 1967
Serigraph in colors on strong wove paper USA, 1967 Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) - Major US-Americ...
Jun 30, 2016
A collection exhibition posters, offset printing, lithography CD. (6)
A collection exhibition posters, including Ib Spang Olsen 'Take the Museum', 'Willy Ø...
Jun 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, NULLGirl At PianoNULL, Serigraph
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), NULLGirl at PianoNULL-1963, commemorative se...
Jun 25, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN
- Z40 Prints, Multiples & Photography ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 New York 1997) Sunrise. 1965. Colour...
Jun 25, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN
- Z40 Prints, Multiples & Photography ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 New York 1997) Still life with red j...
Jun 25, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Lot 209 Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) AS I OPENED FIRE (CORLETT APP. 5) Set of three color offset ...
Jun 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein: " As I opened Fire" (3)
Roy Lichtenstein: "As I Opened Fire". Serigrafier, kompositioner (cd) (1923-1977), serigrafier...
Jun 14, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997): PAPER PLATES
Description: The group of ten screenprints on paper plates, 1969, all with the Roy Lichtenstein ©...
Jun 12, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl, 1965.
Shipboard Girl . 1965. Offset lithograph in colors. Corlett II.6. Signed. On light wove paper. 66...
Jun 11, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Sweet Dreams Baby!, 1965.
Sweet Dreams Baby! . 1965. Silkscreen in colors. Corlett 39. Signed and numbered. On firm wove pa...
Jun 11, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein I love Liberty, 1982.
I love Liberty . 1982. Silkscreen in colors. Corlett 192. Signed, dated, numbered and with copyri...
Jun 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Water Lilies, 1990
Six porcelain plates glazed in colours, all 31 cm (12 1/4 in.) diameter all with printed signatur...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Still Life with Pitcher and Flowers, 1974
Lithograph and screenprint in colours, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins, I. 77 x 115.2 cm (3...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Mao, 1971
Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, with wide margins, I. 58 x 42.6 cm (22 7/8 x 16 3/4 in.) ...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl, 1965
Offset lithograph in colours, on wove paper, with full margins, I. 66 x 48.7 cm (25 7/8 x 19 1/8 ...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Untitled Head, 1995
Screenprint in colours, on Lanaquarelle watercolour paper, with full margins, I. 33.5 x 40.5 cm (...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Moonscape, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume I, 1965
Screenprint in colours, on blue Rowlux, the full sheet, S. 50.5 x 61.6 cm (19 7/8 x 24 1/4 in.) s...
Jun 09, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signé, daté 65 et numéroté 59/200 au dos sérigraphie en couleurs sur métal Rowlux 50,5 x 60,5 cm;...
Jun 08, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signé, daté 67 et numéroté 88/100 au dos sérigraphie en couleurs sur Rowlux bleu et rose 37,5 x 4...
Jun 08, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signé, daté 67 et numéroté 88/100 au dos Rowlux bleu, sérigraphie et réproduction photographique ...
Jun 08, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein triptych
Roy Lichtenstein (US, 1923-1997): after, Whaam! Poster (diptych), color offset lithographs 2, 196...
Jun 07, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Landscape with Poet
Description: Roy Lichtenstein Landscape with Poet, 1996 Lithograph and screen print on Lanaquarel...
Jun 05, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Original Serigraph
Description: Roy Lichtenstein original serigraph poster NULL1969 Poster Originals, Ltd. #81. Prin...
Jun 04, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Temple
Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - New York - 1997 Temple 1964 Colour offset lithograph on paper. 60.3 x 45....
Jun 04, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Against Apartheid
Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - New York - 1997 Against Apartheid 1983 Colour lithograph on Arches cardbo...
Jun 04, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Haystack
Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - New York - 1997 Haystack 1969 Colour silkscreen on C.M.Fabriano. 48.4 x 6...
Jun 04, 2016
Roy LICHTENSTEIN 1923 - 1997 - SHIPBOARD GIRL - 1965
Roy LICHTENSTEIN 1923 - 1997 SHIPBOARD GIRL - 1965 Sérigraphie en couleurs Signée SCREENPRINT IN ...
May 30, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. Färgoffsettryck. 'As I opened fire' (BUS)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), after. Color Offset Press. "As I opened fire". Framed beh...
May 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Set of Six Porcelain Plates, 1990
Porcelain plates with polychrome glazes in publisher’s boxes Germany, 1990 Roy Lichtenstein (1923...
May 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled Screenprinted Shirt, 1979
Screenprint in colors on silk sateen shirt with metal clasps with Plexiglass box USA, 1979 Roy Li...
May 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head Brooch, 1968
Enamel on steel~~~USA, 1968~~~Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – American Pop artist~~~Published by M...
May 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein: "As I opened fire", triptych. 1964. Three offset prints in colours. Sheet size 64 x 52 cm. Unframed. (3)
"As I opened fire", triptych. 1964. Three offset prints in colours. Sheet size 64 x 52 cm. Unfram...
May 24, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), The Sower (from Landscape Series), 1985
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) The Sower (from Landscape Series), 1985 li...
May 24, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Art - 1989 Affiche - Sérigraphie en couleurs sur papier fort 66,5 x ...
May 24, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Crak!, 1964
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Crak!, 1964 color offset lithograph; Leo C...
May 24, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, (American, 1923-1997), Stedelijk Museum Poster, 1967 (from the edition without text)
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Stedelijk Museum Poster, 1967 (from the edi...
May 24, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. Exhibition poster, 1964, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
"American Pop Art (106 forms of love and despair)," printed by AB Swedish Telegram Agen...
May 22, 2016
Modern Head Pin
1968 Metal and enamel Unknown edition size Published by Multiples Inc., New York Incised signatur...
May 21, 2016
Modern Head Pin
1968 Metal and enamel Unknown edition size Published by Multiples Inc., New York Incised signatur...
May 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Whaam! diptych
Roy Lichtenstein, for, Whaam! Poster (diptych), color offset lithographs 2 pcs., In 1967, publish...
May 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Reflections on Brushstrokes
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) Reflections on Brushstrokes, from the serie...
May 13, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signed twice and dated '65 twice on the reverse porcelain enamel on steel 22 1/2 by 36 in. 57....
May 12, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signed graphite and colored pencil on paper 6 by 6 7/8 in. 15.2 by 17.5 cm. Executed in 1964.
May 12, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein: "As I opened fire". Triptych. 1964. Three offset prints in colours. Sheet size 64 x 52 cm. Unframed. (3)
"As I opened fire". Triptych. 1964. Three offset prints in colours. Sheet size 64 x 52 cm. Unfram...
May 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Sailboats signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘73’ (on the reverse) oi...
May 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Sailboats signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein ‘73’ (on the reverse) oi...
May 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Modern Sculpture with Apertures, 1967 Screenprint on Plexiglas and mirrored Mylar mu...
May 07, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Salute to Airmail, 1968 Chromium plated copper mounted to Plexiglas base Initialed a...
May 07, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)
Description: The Couple, from Expressionist Woodcut Series, 1980 Woodcut with embossing in colors...
May 07, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American,...
624 Roy Lichtenstein (American,... The Couple, from Expressionist Woodcut Series, 1980; Woodcut w...
May 07, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (American,...
547 Roy Lichtenstein (American,... Crying Girl, 1963; Offset lithograph in colors (mailer); 17" x...
May 07, 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.