$35,000-$60,000 Value Indicator
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¥3,540,000-¥5,400,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 72cm x W 71cm
Edition size: 20
The value of Roy Lichtenstein’s Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck is estimated to be worth between £19,000 to £29,000. This screen print, signed by the artist himself in 1995, has a total of 3 sales at auction to date, with the first sale recorded on 27th April 2018. The artwork has been sold in various countries including the United States and the United Kingdom. The hammer price has ranged from £15,850 in May 2023 to a high of £34,722 in March 2020. The average return to the seller is £21,493, despite an average annual growth rate of -5%. In the last 12 months, there has been one sale with an average selling price of £15,850. The edition size of this artwork is strictly limited to just 20 pieces worldwide.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|May 2023||Bonhams New York - United States||Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck - Signed Print|
|April 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck from 1995 constitutes one of his last cartoon/interior renditions. This signed screen print is a fine example of the artist’s humorous style and intricate composition. Featuring Lichtenstein’s trademark Ben Day dots, this work was executed as part of a limited edition of 20.
Lichtenstein frequently played with the founding myths behind the American way of life. Throughout his career, he created works that used irony to point out the banality of these common visuals. Several of his works bore the semblance of light-heartedness, referencing well-known cartoon characters like Walt Disney’s heroes. Utilising similar printing techniques as the famous animator, Lichtenstein openly ridiculed consumerism through these appropriated characters.
Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck from 1995 shows a scaled-back version of the domestic interiors of Lichtenstein’s early 1990s Interior series. As a precursor to Interior With Chair, this work portrays a single cropped corner of a room. Here, the colourful contours of a sofa with a pillow, a framed painting, and the sculptural bust of Donald Duck sit side by side. Streaks of gradient halftone Ben Day dots are strewn across the surface of the print, invoking dimension and shadow. Strident outlines in primary as well as pastel hues are applied in layers, demarcating a select few edges against the white backdrop.
Virtual Interior: Portrait Of A Duck is an unmistakable nod to Lichtenstein’s lifelong fascination with both fine art and commercial design. Translated into his trademark visual vocabulary, this stylised print typifies the essence of his artistic practice.