Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein

Paintings

Also known as Lichtenstein, Roy Fox

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

ItemRealized
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
$341,000.00
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
$167,300.00
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
$161,000.00
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997) Water Lilies - Blue Lily Pads, 1992 Screenprinted in enamel colors on processed...
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)Water Lilies - Blue Lily Pads, 1992Screenprinted in enamel colors on processed...
Lot 70160
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$149,000.00
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997) Reflections on Girl (from the Reflections series), 1990 Lithograph, scr
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (American, 1923-1997)Reflections on Girl (from the Reflections series), 1990Lithograph, scr...
Lot 70155
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$125,000.00

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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) As I Opened Fire (triptych), 1966 The complete set of three offset lithographs...
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)As I Opened Fire (triptych), 1966The complete set of three offset lithographs ... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 62362
Auction 5281
Monday, February 27, 2017
$550.00
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