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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 71cm x W 71cm
Edition size: 80
Roy Lichtenstein's Mirror #1, a screen print from 1972, is estimated to be worth £8,500 to £13,000 and has been sold at auction 10 times. The artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 1% in the last five years. The hammer price ranges from £5,456 in September 2019 to £9,779 in March 2023. This work has been sold in two different countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 80.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Bonhams Los Angeles - United States||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|April 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|January 2012||Phillips New York - United States||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
|May 2008||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mirror #1 - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein launched his Mirror series in the late 1960s and concluded the sequence in the early 1990s. His abstracted Mirrors examine the symbolic implications of mirrors in art and mythology. Historically, the object has been used to reveal complex perspectives and invisible truths. In keeping with the traditions of object painting, Lichtenstein maintains the physical appearance of the motif. However, the artist dismisses the item’s symbolism and functionality, liberating it from its intended purposes.
Mirror 1, executed in 1972, captures an enlarged circle rendered in bright primary colours, flattened against a white backdrop. The circular shape is populated with a gradation of blue dots, mimicking the reflective attributes of glass. The pattern is framed by jagged red, black and yellow lines. Lichtenstein’s pop style undoubtedly forms, but also obscures his subject matter. Mirror is depicted frontally, displaying the complete absence of reflections. Therefore, the print is as much a misrepresentation, as it is an illustration of a mirror.
Over the course of his career, Lichtenstein embarked on several other series dealing with vision and representation. His Water Liliesand Reflections, for instance, explore various perceptions of light and reflection. Meanwhile, Lichtenstein’s Entablatures delve further into object painting, reproducing enlarged architectural fragments as their main composition.