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Preview the Art Institute of Chicago’s Lichtenstein Retrospective

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Keds, 1961

With Lichtenstein’s painting, Sleeping Girl (1964), setting a new auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s last night, when it sold for $44.9 million, an exhibition premiering this month at the Art Institute of Chicago, “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective,” may garner even more attention. While you won’t see Sleeping Girl there, you will see some work at the earliest and latest points in the artist’s career. Read More

Auctions

Lichtenstein and Bacon Lead $266 M. Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s

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Roy Lichtenstein, Sleeping Girl, 1964

An iconic painting by Roy Lictenstein set a new worldwide auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s early this evening, creating one of the few dramatic moments in what was, at times, a humdrum sale. The Lichtenstein, Sleeping Girl (1964), which sold for $44.9 million, tied for the auction’s top spot with a Francis Bacon painting of the artist’s lover George Dyer from 1976, created shortly before Dyer killed himself. Read More

Gagosian

Gagosian Served With $14 M. Lawsuit Over Disputed Lichtenstein Sale

Mr. Gagosian.

The plot thickened today in the ongoing legal drama involving Larry Gagosian, Jan Cowles (the mother of retired Artforum editor and art dealer Charles Cowles) and a $2.5 million Mark Tansey painting, with The New York Post reporting that Ms. Cowles has slapped Gogo with a $14 million suit alleging that he sold the Tansey and another work, a $4.5 million Lichtenstein, without her consent. Read More