Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the originators of the Pop Art movement, famed for paintings that take kitsch and transform it into culture. Lichtenstein was born in New York City in 1923. Growing up, he took art classes at the Art Student League where he created realist paintings. Lichtenstein continued his study of art at Ohio State University but, with the advent of World War II, he enlisted in the army in 1943. Lichtenstein returned to Ohio State after the war to finish his master’s degree in studio art. While Lichtenstein was teaching art at Rutgers University, he became close with fellow artist Allen Krapow, who introduced him to Claes Oldenburg. It was during the 1960s that Lichtenstein began experimenting with what would become his signature style of taking images from comic books and newspapers and reproducing them on a large scale, calling attention to the flatness of the imagery with his Ben-Day technique of painting dots. In 1962, Lichtenstein got his first break with a one-man show at the Leo Castelli Gallery, which sold out before it opened.

Auction Results Roy Lichtenstein

ROY LICHTENSTEIN, American Indian Theme I | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

American Indian Theme I

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $27,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Painting on Canvas (from the Paintings series) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Painting on Canvas (from the Paintings series)

estimate: $12,000–16,000
result: $60,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Nude with Blue Hair (from the Nude series) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Nude with Blue Hair (from the Nude series)

estimate: $350,000–450,000
result: $769,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Real Estate | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Real Estate

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $17,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Tableware set | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Tableware set

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,750
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Illustration for "Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington" (from  La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique (The New Fall of America)) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Illustration for "Auto Poésie: en Cavale de Bloomington" (from La Nouvelle Chute de l'Amérique (The New Fall of America))

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,125
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Joanna | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Joanna

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Paper Plate | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Paper Plate

estimate: $300–500
result: $1,250
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Bull Head Series (Bull Head I, II and III, three works) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Bull Head Series (Bull Head I, II and III, three works)

estimate: $40,000–50,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Peace Through Chemistry III (from Peace Through Chemistry Series) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Peace Through Chemistry III (from Peace Through Chemistry Series)

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $52,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Landscape 8 (from the Ten Landscapes portfolio) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Landscape 8 (from the Ten Landscapes portfolio)

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $6,875
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Paper Plate | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Paper Plate

estimate: $500–700
result: $2,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Paper Plates (sixty-two works) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Paper Plates (sixty-two works)

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Sunrise | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Sunrise

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,375
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Temple (Castelli mailer) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Temple (Castelli mailer)

estimate: $700–900
result: $5,313
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, WHAAM! poster (diptych) | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

WHAAM! poster (diptych)

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875