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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 18cm x W 24cm
Edition size: 32
Roy Lichtenstein's Night Scene, a signed Intaglio from 1980, is estimated to be valued between £7,000 and £10,000. This artwork has been sold five times at auction since its initial sale on 27th April 2016, predominantly in the United States. Over the past five years, the hammer price has ranged from £5,704 in March 2023 to £7,408 in October 2023, demonstrating an average annual growth rate of 11%. In the last 12 months, the average selling price was £6,556, with a total sales volume of two. Night Scene is a rare find, with a limited edition size of just 32.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Rago Arts and Auction Center - United States||Night Scene - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Night Scene - Signed Print|
|January 2022||Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales - United States||Night Scene - Signed Print|
|February 2018||Christie's New York - United States||Night Scene - Signed Print|
|April 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Night Scene - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s revision of the romanticised representation of Native American culture first began with his cubist style paintings of the 1950s. Expanding the core of his initial works, the 1980s American Indian Themeseries allows Lichtenstein’s pop vocabulary to take the lead. All tribal designs are in this printed sequence mixed together to highlight clichés about Native Americans.
Lichtenstein’s Night Scene was executed in 1980 and belongs to the aforementioned American Indian Theme series. In this work, the artist fully abstracts his chosen indegenous artefacts from their original contexts. He then proceeds by rendering the three dimensional objects and decorative motifs into simplified cartoon versions of themselves.
Lichtenstein places the compressed figures of Night Scene in the midst of saturated colours and stylised geometric patterns. The print depicts flattened illustrations of a canoe, a cactus and a teepee. The shapes on the left are set on a dark backdrop composed of a ragged black and yellow night sky, while the right-hand side of the composition plays in bright yellow, red and deep blue.
In Night Scene, the abstracted forms are enabled to communicate their own narratives, while keeping with the conditioned history of indigenous representation. By showing exactly what the viewer expects to see, Lichtenstein’s American Indian Theme seriesconstitutes a form of cultural commentary.