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ARTSY: Roy Lichtenstein Painting Sells For $42 Million

http://www.annhandley.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Roy-Lichtenstein-Ohh-Alright-133904.jpgBBC: A painting by Roy Lichtenstein has sold at auction for $42.6m  – a new record for the US ‘pop artist’. The cartoon-style painting, sold to an anonymous telephone bidder at Christie’s in New York, features a woman on the phone with a speech bubble containing the title. The Lichtenstein sale smashed a previous record for the artist set in 2005, when his work In the Car fetched $16.2m. In a statement, Christie’s said Ohhh…Alright… – painted in 1964 – “characterises Lichtenstein’s captivation and inspiration with techniques of commercial printing and reproduction.” MORE

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One Response to “ARTSY: Roy Lichtenstein Painting Sells For $42 Million”

  1. David Barsalou Says:

    ” The REAL” Ohhh…Alright…
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/306172179/
    DECONSTRUCTING ROY LICHTENSTEIN © 2000 DAVID BARSALOU MFA

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