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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 28cm x W 24cm
Edition size: 32
The value of Roy Lichtenstein’s Dancing Figures is estimated to be worth between £7,000 to £11,000. This signed Intaglio artwork from 1980 has made sales in the United States and Finland, with a total of 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £6,519 in March 2023 to £10,284 in June 2020. The average return to the seller is £6,825, showing a steady increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 3%. The artwork first sold at auction on 17th July 2018, and the edition size of this artwork is limited to just 32.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Dancing Figures - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Phillips New York - United States||Dancing Figures - Signed Print|
|July 2018||Christie's New York - United States||Dancing Figures - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s Dancing Figures was created in 1980, as part of his American Indian Theme series.In contrast to other editions in this series, Dancing Figures employs a particular etching technique referred to as intaglio. Rather than using wood as its base, the image here has been carefully engraved onto a metallic surface. The refined incisions were then rubbed with ink and the cuts held the tint, as the excess was wiped off. The paper was later pressed against the surface with a roller press. Aquatint was applied in conjunction with the etching, producing areas of tone and texture rather than definite outlines.
The resulting print presents an intricate composition, mirroring the layout of other works from the same series, such as American Indian Theme II and American Indian Theme VI. Reflecting the main characteristics of Lichtenstein’s infamous pop oeuvre, the colour scheme used here is the usual bright yellow, deep maroon and cobalt blue. A black and white faux wood imprinted structure is situated in the centre. The shape is surrounded by forms indicative of indigenous tools, like a stone knife for instance, and embellishments comparable to textile weavings attributed to Native Americans.
Lichtenstein proposes his own version of a still life here. In the end, the print relies as much on the artist’s own signature style, as it does on the familiar imagery of American Indian heritage he appropriates.