I'm never drawing the object itself; I'm only drawing a depiction of the object—a kind of crystallized symbol of it.

Roy Lichtenstein

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, Cathedral #2 | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Cathedral #2

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $16,900
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Bicentennial Print | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Bicentennial Print

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,625
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Crying Girl | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Crying Girl

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $2,750
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Temple | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Temple

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $6,250
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Crying Girl | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Crying Girl

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $3,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Brushstroke | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Brushstroke

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Jobs... Not Cheese! Moffett for Senator | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Jobs... Not Cheese! Moffett for Senator

estimate: $1,200–1,800
result: $2,125
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Untitled (Illustration for "Polemic" Magazine III.1) | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Untitled (Illustration for "Polemic" Magazine III.1)

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,688
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Crying Girl | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Crying Girl

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $2,375
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Temple | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Temple

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,875
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Brushstroke | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Brushstroke

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $3,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Whaam! (diptych) | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Whaam! (diptych)

estimate: $5,000–7,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Modern Art Poster | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Art Poster

estimate: $400–600
result: $750
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Shipboard Girl | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Shipboard Girl

estimate: $20,000–30,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Five-piece Pop Art china set | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Five-piece Pop Art china set

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,125
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Six pieces | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Six pieces

estimate: $800–1,200
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Collection of One Works | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Collection of One Works

estimate: $2,000–3,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Paper Plate | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Paper Plate

estimate: $700–900
result: $750
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Art Critic | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Art Critic

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $36,250
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Spray Can from the One Cent Life portfolio | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Spray Can from the One Cent Life portfolio

estimate: $600–800
result: $875
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Dinnerware: six-piece setting | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Dinnerware: six-piece setting

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $3,250
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Whaam! (diptych) | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Whaam! (diptych)

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Temple (Castelli mailer) | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Temple (Castelli mailer)

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,500
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Crying Girl (Castelli mailer) | ragoarts.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Crying Girl (Castelli mailer)

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $2,250