$90,000-$130,000 Value Indicator
$80,000-$120,000 Value Indicator
¥400,000-¥630,000 Value Indicator
€50,000-€80,000 Value Indicator
$440,000-$690,000 Value Indicator
¥8,360,000-¥13,010,000 Value Indicator
$60,000-$90,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 45cm x W 61cm
The value of Roy Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl (signed) lithograph from 1963 is estimated to be worth between £45,000 to £70,000. This artwork has been sold in various countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, France, South Korea, and Italy. There have been 12 sales at auction in the last 12 months. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from £11,630 in March 2023 to a staggering £78,407 in May 2021. The average annual growth rate of this work is 3%. This work has sold 105 times at auction since its initial sale in November 2002. The edition size of this work is yet to be determined.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|November 2023||Doyle New York - United States||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|October 2023||Phillips New York - United States||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|September 2023||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|June 2023||Karl & Faber - Germany||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
|June 2023||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Crying Girl - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein first produced his iconic Crying Girl as an offset lithograph in 1963. A year later he recreated the composition as porcelain enamel on steel. Crying Girl draws on a romance comic titled Secret Hearts, published and circulated in the 1950s and 1960s. The work marks an early phase in Lichtenstein’s artistic career, characterised by glamorised depictions of female identity.
Crying Girl revises a trivialised moment in history accentuated by equal rights initiatives. This quintessential pop print ponders oppressive and highly romanticised ideals of femininity. Capturing a woman in emotional turmoil, Lichtenstein’s perfected depiction of struggle is mechanised through his rigid black outlines and trademark Ben Day dots.
Tears well from the woman’s fearful eyes as she lifts a manicured hand to her cherry red lips. Her gestures are exaggerated and manifest an immense pressure boiling below the surface. This sense of repressed tension is achieved through partial cropping; a technique Lichtenstein further evolved in his renowned Nudes of the 1990s.
Akin to Girl In Mirrorof 1964, Lichtenstein’s cartoon heroine dominates the canvas in order to highlight that her real-life version is lacking in empowerment. Crying Girl chronicles an era of societal change. Furthermore, it also functions as sophisticated commentary on unjust female representation throughout art history.