5 Year Print Market Review 2023
Brushstroke Contest - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1989 - MyArtBroker

Brushstroke Contest
Signed Print

Roy Lichtenstein

£15,000-£23,000 VALUE (EST.)

$27,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

$25,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥130,000-¥190,000 VALUE (EST.)

17,000-26,000 VALUE (EST.)

$140,000-$220,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥2,420,000-¥3,710,000 VALUE (EST.)

$18,000-$28,000 VALUE (EST.)

-1% AAGR

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Lithograph, 1989
Signed Print Edition of 36
H 127cm x W 101cm

Toni Clayton

Own this artwork?

Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist

The
MyArtbroker
Advantage
  • Authenticity Guarantee
  • 0% Seller's fee
  • Powered by our private trading algorithm

Track value

Unlock up-to-the-minute market data on Roy Lichtenstein's Brushstroke Contest, login or create a free account today

Auction Results

Auction DateAuction HouseArtwork
Hammer Price
Return to Seller
Buyer Paid
May 2020Christie's New York - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print
May 2016Freeman's - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print
October 2015Phillips New York - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print
April 2015Christie's New York - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print
November 2009Phillips New York - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print
May 2009Sotheby's New York - United StatesBrushstroke Contest - Signed Print

Meaning & Analysis

Brushstroke Contest has as its main objective to distill brushstrokes into striking visual signs. To achieve this, Lichtenstein exploits the inherently abstract qualities of his own pictorial style. The energetic compositional elements are in this print set against a graphic black and white backdrop. Akin to Lichtenstein’s Brushstroke Faces, the explosive sweeps here imitate the mannerism of abstract expressionist paintings.

That being said, the visual vocabulary employed in Brushstroke Contest is quintessentially pop. Lichtenstein’s mechanised cartoon brushstrokes counteract artistic legacies and the historical significance of emotive brushwork. As such, the sweeps in Brushstroke Contest appear as gestures of control rather than spontaneity.

Confronting fundamental beliefs about the artistic process, the print adapts and transforms the essence of painting. Lichtenstein’s work zeroes in on the very act of touching the tip of a paintbrush against a canvas. The artist ultimately offers a sophisticated commentary on artistic authenticity and subconscious mark-making.

Related work

Untitled Head - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1995 - MyArtBroker
Untitled Head Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£23,000-£35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥300,000 VALUE (EST.)

26,000-40,000 VALUE (EST.)

$220,000-$340,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,710,000-¥5,650,000 VALUE (EST.)

$28,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

54% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
2 want this
Bicentennial Print - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1975 - MyArtBroker
Bicentennial Print Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£17,000-£24,000 VALUE (EST.)

$30,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

$29,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥140,000-¥200,000 VALUE (EST.)

19,000-27,000 VALUE (EST.)

$160,000-$230,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥2,740,000-¥3,870,000 VALUE (EST.)

$21,000-$29,000 VALUE (EST.)

83% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
This Must Be The Place - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1965 - MyArtBroker
This Must Be The Place Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£4,600-£7,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,500-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

$7,500-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥40,000-¥60,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,500-8,000 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$70,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥740,000-¥1,130,000 VALUE (EST.)

$5,500-$8,500 VALUE (EST.)

20% AAGR

TradingFloor

5 want this
Reflections On Expressionist Painting - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1990 - MyArtBroker
Reflections On Expressionist Painting Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£22,000-£30,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

$35,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥250,000 VALUE (EST.)

25,000-35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$210,000-$290,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,550,000-¥4,840,000 VALUE (EST.)

$27,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

14% AAGR

TradingFloor

2 want this
Untitled Head - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1995 - MyArtBroker
Untitled Head Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£23,000-£35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥300,000 VALUE (EST.)

26,000-40,000 VALUE (EST.)

$220,000-$340,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,710,000-¥5,650,000 VALUE (EST.)

$28,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

54% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
2 want this
Bicentennial Print - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1975 - MyArtBroker
Bicentennial Print Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£17,000-£24,000 VALUE (EST.)

$30,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

$29,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥140,000-¥200,000 VALUE (EST.)

19,000-27,000 VALUE (EST.)

$160,000-$230,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥2,740,000-¥3,870,000 VALUE (EST.)

$21,000-$29,000 VALUE (EST.)

83% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
This Must Be The Place - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1965 - MyArtBroker
This Must Be The Place Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£4,600-£7,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,500-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

$7,500-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥40,000-¥60,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,500-8,000 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$70,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥740,000-¥1,130,000 VALUE (EST.)

$5,500-$8,500 VALUE (EST.)

20% AAGR

TradingFloor

5 want this
Reflections On Expressionist Painting - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1990 - MyArtBroker
Reflections On Expressionist Painting Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£22,000-£30,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

$35,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥250,000 VALUE (EST.)

25,000-35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$210,000-$290,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,550,000-¥4,840,000 VALUE (EST.)

$27,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

14% AAGR

TradingFloor

2 want this
Untitled Head - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1995 - MyArtBroker
Untitled Head Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£23,000-£35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥300,000 VALUE (EST.)

26,000-40,000 VALUE (EST.)

$220,000-$340,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,710,000-¥5,650,000 VALUE (EST.)

$28,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

54% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
2 want this
Bicentennial Print - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1975 - MyArtBroker
Bicentennial Print Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£17,000-£24,000 VALUE (EST.)

$30,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)

$29,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥140,000-¥200,000 VALUE (EST.)

19,000-27,000 VALUE (EST.)

$160,000-$230,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥2,740,000-¥3,870,000 VALUE (EST.)

$21,000-$29,000 VALUE (EST.)

83% AAGR

TradingFloor

1 for sale
This Must Be The Place - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1965 - MyArtBroker
This Must Be The Place Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£4,600-£7,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,500-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

$7,500-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥40,000-¥60,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,500-8,000 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$70,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥740,000-¥1,130,000 VALUE (EST.)

$5,500-$8,500 VALUE (EST.)

20% AAGR

TradingFloor

5 want this
Reflections On Expressionist Painting - Signed Print by Roy Lichtenstein 1990 - MyArtBroker
Reflections On Expressionist Painting Signed Print 
Roy Lichtenstein

£22,000-£30,000 VALUE (EST.)

$40,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

$35,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥190,000-¥250,000 VALUE (EST.)

25,000-35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$210,000-$290,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥3,550,000-¥4,840,000 VALUE (EST.)

$27,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

14% AAGR

TradingFloor

2 want this