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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
Lithograph printed in colors, 1969, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 54/75, from the Cathedral s...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Lithograph and screenprint in colors, 1989, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 45/60 (total editio...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Offset lithograph, 1965, signed in pencil, from the edition of unknown size, on wove paper, frame...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Relief print in colors, 1994, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 16/40 (total edition includes 12 ...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Screenprint in colors, 1965, signed in pencil, numbered 25/200, from the 11 Pop Artists portfolio...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Screenprint in colors, 1996, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 34/175 (total edition includes 25 ...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Lithograph printed in colors, 1969, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 83/100, on wove paper, prin...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Screenprint in colors, 1969, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 35/250, on Fabriano paper, with th...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Offset lithograph printed in colors, 1964, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 171/300, on wove pap...
Apr 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Enamel on aluminum, 1966, signed in green marker, numbered 14, presumably from the edition of 75,...
Apr 21, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American,...
1419b ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American,... Offset lithograph in colors (mailer); "Crying Girl," 1963 (...
Apr 16, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors (mailer) NULLCrying Girl,NULL 1963 (framed) Publisher: L...
Apr 16, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Still Life', Screenprint on Aluminum, 1968
‘Still life (from the Metropolitan Scene)’~~~Screenprint in colors on aluminum panel~~~USA, 1968~...
Mar 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Still Life with Red Jar', Screenprint, 1994
Screenprint on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper~~~USA, 1994~~~Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – America...
Mar 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Still Life with Windmill', Signed, 1974
Lithograph and screenprint in colors with debossing on Rives BFK paper~~~USA, 1974~~~Roy Lichtens...
Mar 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Sunrise', Offset Lithograph, 1965
Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper~~~USA, 1965~~~Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – American P...
Mar 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Shipboard Girl', Offset Lithograph, 1965
Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper~~~USA, 1965~~~Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – American P...
Mar 29, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Screenprint in colours, 1982, signed in pencil, dated, numbered 151/250, published by the artist ...
Mar 22, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Les Nymphéas linocut, woodcut, lithograph and screenprint in colors,...
Mar 22, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
signed, numbered 19/50 and dated '80 woodcut with embossing on Arches paper image: 84 by 81cm.; 3...
Mar 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein Liberté, from: Mémoire de la Liberté screenprint in colours, 1991, on Arches wov...
Mar 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Modern Head #2, from: The Modern Head Series lithograph and line-cut...
Mar 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Liberté, from: Mémoire de la Liberté
Roy Lichtenstein Liberté, from: Mémoire de la Liberté screenprint in colours, 1991, on Arches wov...
Mar 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Modern Head #2, from: The Modern Head Series
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Modern Head #2, from: The Modern Head Series lithograph and line-cut...
Mar 15, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, 1976, ‘Bicentennial Poster by Roy Lichtenstein
Poster, Serigraphie, ‘America: The third Century‘, Roy Lichtenstein, 1976, ‘Bicentennial Poster b...
Mar 14, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein exhibition poster, Moderna Museet in Louisiana. CD.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) exhibition poster, Moderna Museet in Louisiana. Screen printing. Pri...
Mar 13, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein: "Foot and Hand", 1964. Signed R. Lichtenstein. Edition 300. Offset lithograph in colours. Visible size 42,5 x 53 cm.
"Foot and Hand", 1964. Signed R. Lichtenstein. Edition 300. Offset lithograph in colours. Visible...
Mar 09, 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...
Mar 08, 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...
Mar 08, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Suspended Mobile signed, numbered and dated '3/19 Roy Lichtenstein '...
Mar 04, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Suspended Mobile signed, numbered and dated '3/19 Roy Lichtenstein '...
Mar 04, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein triptych
Roy Lichtenstein (US, 1923-1997): "As I opened fire", the Stedelijk, triptych, offset lithography...
Mar 03, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Dr. Waldmann, from Expressionist Woodcuts woodcut with embossing in ...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Untitled Shirt screenprint in colors, on a silk sateen shirt, 1979, ...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Water Lilies the set of six glazed porcelain ceramic plates in color...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) A Set of Eight Porcelain Plates the set of eight glazed porcelain pl...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Mirror #1, from Mirror Series linocut and screenprint in colors with...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Repeated Design lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, 1969, signed ...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Modern Art Poster screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1967, signed...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Apple and Lemon, from Seven Apple Woodcuts woodcut in colors, on Iwa...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Temple offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, 1964, signed and ...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Merton of the Movies screenprint in colors, on silver foil paper, 19...
Mar 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) Aspen Winter Jazz screenprint in colors, on heavy wove paper, 1967, ...
Mar 01, 2016
R. LICHTENSTEIN; JACKSON CHINA...
1217 R. LICHTENSTEIN; JACKSON CHINA... Twelve teacups and twelve saucers, "Pop Art," Fall Creek,...
Feb 28, 2016
R. LICHTENSTEIN; JACKSON CHINA Teacups and saucers
Description: ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 - 1997) JACKSON CHINA Twelve teacups and twelve saucers, NULL...
Feb 28, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein Litho Poster NULLThinking of HimNULL
Description: Marked to bottom middle NULLRoy Lichtenstein Yale University Art GalleryNULL and mar...
Feb 20, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. Exhibition poster, in 1968.
"Merton of the Movies', the Minnesota Theater Company, bladstorl 76 x 50.5 cm.
Feb 11, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein
incised with the artist's signature, dated 82 and numbered 5/6 on the base painted and patinated ...
Feb 10, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein. Museum, art
Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - 1997. The Museum's art poster 'Still Life with Crystal Bowl',...
Feb 04, 2016
6 Rosenthal Artist's Underplates, Designed By Roy Lichtenstein,
Serigraph in colors on porcelain, glazed~~~Germany, 1990~~~Designed by Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923...
Jan 27, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) ASPEN WINTER JAZZ
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) ASPEN WINTER JAZZ silkscreen, 1967, condition A-; not backed 40 x 26...
Jan 21, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) ASPEN WINTER JAZZ silkscreen, 1967, condition A-; not backed 40 x 26...
Jan 21, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)
Description: Offset lithograph in colors NULLShipboard Girl,NULL 1965 (framed) Unmarked 26 1/2NUL...
Jan 16, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American,...
643 ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American,... Offset lithograph in colors; "Shipboard Girl," 1965 (framed);...
Jan 16, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, Signed Exhibition Poster, 1969
Serigraph in colors on light, coated cardboard~~~USA, 1969~~~Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – M...
Jan 11, 2016
Roy Lichtenstein, after: "As I opened fire". Exhibition poster published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1997. Sheet size 63.5 x 52 cm. Unframed.
"As I opened fire". Exhibition poster published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1997. Sheet size 6...
Jan 05, 2016
Lichtenstein NULLTwo Figures with TeepeeNULL 1980, 12/32
Description: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), NULLTwo Figures with TeepeeNULL from NULLAme...
Jan 03, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, "Fot and Hand".
Offset printed in colours, 1964, signed in pencil and numbered 210/300, and dated 1964, published...
Jan 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, "Shipboard Girl".
Offset printed in colours, 1965, signed in pencil, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. I...
Jan 01, 2016
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, "The Solomon R.
Silkscreen in colours, 1969, on Rives paper, signed in pencil and numbered 220/250, published by ...
Jan 01, 2016
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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.