Arab Today, arab today roy lichtenstein canvas pops 43 million record
Last Updated : GMT 17:52:05
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Roy Lichtenstein canvas pops $43 million record

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Roy Lichtenstein canvas pops $43 million record

London - Arabstoday

A Pop Art canvas by Roy Lichtenstein, "I Can See the Whole Room!... and There's Nobody in It!," popped previous world records for the landmark contemporary artist when it sold for $43.2 million in New York. The sale at Christie's beat the artist's previous auction record of $42.6 million and led a strong performance for contemporary works. "I Can See the Whole Room!..." was executed in 1961 with oil and graphite in Lichtenstein's familiar cartoon style, depicting a stern male face peering out from the canvas into a peephole and featuring the work's title in a speech bubble. Bidding started at a heated pace for the star of the evening sale in Manhattan, opening at $27 million and hitting $34 million within 15 seconds, before slowing down. Other big sellers included a 1956 oil work by Mark Rothko, "White Cloud," for $18.6 million, and an enormous bronze sculpture of a spider -- so big that it was exhibited outside Christie's on the sidewalk -- for $10.7 million. An Andy Warhol titled "Silver Liz" sold for $16.3 million, at the low end of the presale estimate, and very much "a bargain," according to one Christie's official. Not every work sold. Notable flops included Francis Bacon's "Study of a Man Talking," which was predicted to sell for between $12-$18 million, but found no buyers. Christie's described the Lichtenstein painting as a "seminal museum-quality work, which has been unseen on the market" since 1988. "This picture has been exhibited and published widely, in part because it so perfectly encapsulates the wisdom and wit of Lichtenstein's greatest works, investigating the concepts and processes of painting through the use of popular imagery." On Wednesday, rival Sotheby's holds its own contemporary evening sale.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today roy lichtenstein canvas pops 43 million record Arab Today, arab today roy lichtenstein canvas pops 43 million record

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today 11 family members dead in rebel push

GMT 07:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

11 family members dead in rebel push
Arab Today, arab today To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 14:57 2017 Monday ,20 February

A giant initial public offering on track

GMT 14:50 2017 Monday ,20 February

Energy Market Research

GMT 09:38 2017 Monday ,20 February

Japan returns to trade deficit in January

GMT 07:16 2017 Monday ,20 February

Global arms trade highest since Cold War

GMT 06:10 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt

GMT 05:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Brexit U-turn ruled out by many in EU
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

GMT 16:00 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 21:11 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Egypt to hold first session of Arab film festival

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 14:51 2017 Monday ,20 February

Ways to acquire presentation skills

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday