24 February 2022


Roy Lichtenstein Widow bequeaths Artist’s Studio To The Whitney – Large Roman Mosaic Unearthed In London – Art Basel Announces Spring Exhibitors List 

The widow of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has announced that the Lichtenstein family has donated the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The Whitney, who since moving downtown in 2015 has been a neighbour of the studio, operating four blocks north on Gansevoort Street, will adapt the space to serve as the first permanent […]

26 September 2017

Roy Lichtenstein: Ben-Day Dots And Printer’s Ink – Tate Liverpool

This is the first public gallery show of Lichtenstein’s paintings to be held in Britain since Tate Modern’s well-attended retrospective in London, in 2013.

10 November 2015


Amedeo Modigliani Becomes The Second Most Expensive Artist At Auction

Christie’s has achieved several record prices for artists at their auction in New York last night. The highest prices were for  Amedeo Modigliani and Roy Lichtenstein, with the hammer falling at $170.4 million and $95.37 million. Modigliani’s “Nu Couche” created in 1917-18 was the star lot on the evening. It was the first time the painting has ever been […]

5 January 2015


Tate Modern And The World Goes Pop For 2015

Tate Modern will present ‘The World Goes Pop’, a ground-breaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. The show will explode the traditional story of Pop art and show how different cultures contributed, re-thought and responded to […]

23 December 2014


Tony Cragg Denies Involvement In Achenbach Fraud

Following on from the trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach that began the week before last – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars – the case has taken another shocking turn. Achenbach, who has been […]

16 December 2014


German Art Dealer Gives Partial-Confession In £18 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began last week after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, previously denied the accusations against him. If […]

10 December 2014


German Art Dealer In Court Over £17 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began on Tuesday after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, denies the accusations against him. If found […]

24 September 2014


Seoul’s Gallery Seomi Owner Arrested By Authorities

Some say that the artworld is the most unregulated industry next to that of the illegal drugs trade. The controversial Hong Song-won, owner of Seoul’s Gallery Seomi, has been arrested over suspicions that she sold artworks ordered to be seized by a Seoul court, the Korea Times reports. A Seoul court ordered the confiscation of […]

7 April 2013

SP-ARTE 2013: International Galleries Presence Strengthen Brazil Art Market

The SP-Arte fair opened in São Paulo on the 4 April and on day 3 of this truly international event, many interesting galleries, especially the North American and European contributors, impacted on the quality of the fair. Gagosian with Takashi Murakami and Roy Lichtenstein, presented an outstanding selection of first rate work. The fair in […]

18 February 2013


Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition Expected To Break Tate Modern Attendance Records

The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the leading Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein opens at Tate Modern this Thursday. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this is the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together over 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures as well as several […]

8 January 2013


Tate Modern Record 5.3 Million Attendance Figure for 2012

Tate Modern one of London’s most popular cultural attractions has seen a record 5.3 million visitors in 2012. This is the highest ever recorded figure for a calendar year in its history. The figure was up 9.5% on the previous year. Tate Britain has also had a good year with 1.53 million visitors coming through […]

6 August 2012


Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Reopens To The Public

After thirty years in the dark, one of the most important collections of 20th century art, compiled outside of the US or Europe has gone on display to the public. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has reopened, for the first time since the Shah was ousted by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979. The collection […]

2 August 2012


Stolen Lichtenstein Painting Worth Four Million Discovered In Warehouse

A painting by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that was lost 42 years ago has reappeared in a New York City warehouse. Lawyers for Barbara Castelli, who inherited the gallery after her husband’s death in 1999, say the painting is worth $4 (£2.57m). A judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the artwork […]

10 May 2012


Massive Money For Warhol & Ai Weiwei At Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s contemporary art auction in New York last night saw massive sales of works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ai Weiwei, with the latter two making record-breaking sums. Andy Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis’ silkscreen sold for a massive $37m (£23m), Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl made $44.9m, while Ai Weiwei’s handmade porcelain Sunflower Seeds […]

10 May 2012


Tate Reveals Chagall, Lichtenstein & LS Lowry Exhibitions For 2013

Tate has revealed details of its exhibition programme for 2013, and top of the bill are shows for LS Lowry, Roy Lichtenstein and Marc Chagall. Artworks by William Scott, Gary Hume and Paul Klee have also been promised. Tate Britain is to play host to LS Lowry’s landscapes in the very first show of his […]

28 February 2012


Roy Lichtenstein Does David Hockney Chinese Style

Gagosian Gallery in New York to present an exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s Landscapes in the Chinese Style Throughout his prodigious career Lichtenstein mined antecedent imagery, taking inspiration from a diverse array of sources, from comic strips and advertising slogans to classical architecture and the art of the European Modernists. Captivated by traditional Chinese painting, in particular […]

9 November 2011


Warhol and Lichtenstein See Christie’s Reversal Of Fortune

  $247.6m sale total at Christie’s makes up for last week’s auction in which even work by Degas failed to find a buyer We speculated yesterday that the lukewarm contemporary sale at Phillips De Pury was perhaps attributable to buyers guarding their purse strings in anticipation of bigger sales at rival houses later in the […]

11 November 2010


Christie’s Record Breaking Contemporary Art Sale

Auction News     The highest total for a Post-War and Contemporary Art sale was achieved yesterday when Christie’s New York led by an exceptional group of works from Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Gerhard Richter pushed prices even higher into the art world stratosphere. A total of $272,873,000/£169,181,260 /€199,197,290, selling 93% by lot and […]