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 (American, 1923-1997) Water Lilies with Cloud, 1992 Screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled sta...
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)Water Lilies with Cloud, 1992Screenprinted 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, 1970Brass25-1/2 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) Reflections on Crash (from Reflections series), 1990 Lithograph, screenprint, and rel
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)Reflections on Crash (from Reflections series), 1990Lithograph, screenprint, and rel...
Lot 69005
Auction 5262
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
$161,000
After Roy Lichtenstein Art of the Sixties, exhibition poster, 1979 Silkscreen in colors on paper 51-5/8 x 39-1/4 inc
After Roy Lichtenstein Art of the Sixties, exhibition poster, 1979Silkscreen in colors on paper51-5/8 x 39-1/4 inc...
Lot 60138
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
$2,000.00
After Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Champagne Taittinger Brut Bottle, 1985 Screenprint on polyester form encasing glass...
After Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)Champagne Taittinger Brut Bottle, 1985Screenprint on polyester form encasing glass...
Lot 60137
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
$375.00

View prices realized on more items like this

PLEASE NOTE: All prices realized reflect the final hammer price PLUS the buyer's premium in auctions that charge a buyer's premium. Each item has a notation at the top of the listing indicating whether that lot included a buyer's premium. All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. Please use this guide carefully and inform us of any inaccuracies.



Buy Roy Lichtenstein

ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Untitled, set of two plates, c. 1990 Ceramic in colors with glazing (each) 12-1/4 inch d...
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Untitled, set of two plates, c. 1990 Ceramic in colors with glazing (each) 12-1/4 inch d... (2)

Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Preview
After Roy Lichtenstein Handshake (Castelli mailer), 1962 Offset lithograph in colors on paper 17 x 22 inches (43.2 x...
After Roy Lichtenstein Handshake (Castelli mailer), 1962 Offset lithograph in colors on paper 17 x 22 inches (43.2 x... (1)

Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Preview
After Roy Lichtenstein CalArts Twenty-Firth Anniversary 1969-70, 1995 Offset print in colors 29-5/8 x 24-3/8 inches... (...
After Roy Lichtenstein CalArts Twenty-Firth Anniversary 1969-70, 1995 Offset print in colors 29-5/8 x 24-3/8 inches... (1)

Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Preview
After Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke (Castelli mailer), 1965 Offset lithograph in colors on paper 22-3/8 x 28-1/2 inch...
After Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke (Castelli mailer), 1965 Offset lithograph in colors on paper 22-3/8 x 28-1/2 inch... (1)

Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Preview
After Roy Lichtenstein Mannheimer Kunstverein and Wetterling Galleries (two exhibition posters), 1977 Offset prin... (2)
After Roy Lichtenstein Mannheimer Kunstverein and Wetterling Galleries (two exhibition posters), 1977 Offset prin... (2)

Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Preview

View other current items from this artist

 

Art Values

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Roy Lichtenstein artwork.


Get a FREE auction evaluation

Our experts will evaluate your Roy Lichtenstein artwork for auction or private treaty sale.


Want More Roy Lichtenstein?

Be the first to know when more items from this artist are available by adding it your wantlist.


Interested in selling or consigning?

Learn more about selling or consigning your Roy Lichtenstein artwork with Heritage Auctions.


Other artists with this Nationality