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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Paintings

Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

Biography:
Roy Lichtenstein is an American pop artist who shared prominence with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and other notable artists of the late 1960s. His paintings use tongue-and-cheek humor and a distinctive comic-book inspired style to bring attention to social issues.

Born in New York City, Lichtenstein began taking art classes as a senior in high school. He pursued a degree in fine arts at Ohio State University, which was interrupted when he spent time in the army during World War II. After returning and finishing both bachelor's and master's degrees, he traveled between New York and Cleveland while showing his paintings, which experimented with abstraction, cubism, and expressionism.

In 1961, Lichtenstein began exploring the style that would make him famous. By borrowing themes and images from commercial printing and comic books, specifically imagery that focused on the role of women in society, he began producing meaningful work that also appealed to the masses.

Using oil and acrylic paint, Lichtenstein made his work look more like photographic reproductions than fine art. His most famous image, Wham!!!, is borrowed from the pages of a DC Comics selection and serves as a commentary on the military-industrial complex. Another famous work, Drowning Girl, also derives from a comic and features a girl who is unwilling to call her boyfriend for help as she sinks under the waves.

Lichtenstein received many awards for his innovative work, including a National Medal of the Arts in 1995. He passed away in 1997.

 

Roy Lichtenstein Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Nude with Blue Hair, from Nudes, 1994 Relief in colors on Rives BFK paper 51-3/16 x
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Nude with Blue Hair, from Nudes, 1994 Relief in colors on Rives BFK paper 51-3/16 x ...
Lot 60007
Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
$540,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997) Water Lilies with Cloud, 1992 Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled sta...
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997) Water Lilies with Cloud, 1992 Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled sta...
Lot 70159
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$341,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American 1923-1997) Untitled Head I, 1970 Brass 25-1/2 x 11 x 6 inches (64.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm) Ed
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American 1923-1997) Untitled Head I, 1970 Brass 25-1/2 x 11 x 6 inches (64.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm) Ed ...
Lot 23538
Auction 656
Friday, December 7, 2007
$167,300
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Cathedral #4, from Cathedral Series, 1969 Lithograph in colors on Special Arjomari pa
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Cathedral #4, from Cathedral Series, 1969 Lithograph in colors on Special Arjomari pa...
Lot 60082
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$16,250.00
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Mao, 1971 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 23 x 16-7/8 inches (58.4 x 42.9 cm) (imag
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Mao, 1971 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 23 x 16-7/8 inches (58.4 x 42.9 cm) (imag...
Lot 60077
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$12,500.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Roy Fox Aggie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-30-69 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1969)
Roy Fox Aggie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-30-69 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1969). ...
Lot 13088
Auction 121846
Sunday, November 18, 2018
$0.00

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