$17,000-$26,000 Value Indicator
$15,000-$23,000 Value Indicator
¥80,000-¥120,000 Value Indicator
€10,500-€16,000 Value Indicator
$90,000-$130,000 Value Indicator
¥1,680,000-¥2,510,000 Value Indicator
$11,500-$17,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 71cm x W 71cm
Edition size: 80
The value of Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirror #2, a signed screen print from 1972, is estimated to be worth £9,000 to £13,500. This artwork has been sold 8 times at auction since its first sale in May 2008, with transactions occurring in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Over the past five-year period, the hammer price ranges from £4,314 in September 2019 to £13,854 in March 2023, with an impressive average annual growth rate of 75%. In the last 12 months, the average selling price was £11,713, with a total sales volume of 2. This artwork is semi-rare and the edition size is limited to 80.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Rago Arts and Auction Center - United States||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Galerie Kornfeld - Germany||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|May 2020||Freeman's - United States||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|November 2015||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
|May 2008||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mirror #2 - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtensteinlaunched his Mirror series in the late 1960s, concluding it in the early 1990s. His Mirrors study the symbolic implications of the mirror motif in art and mythology. Historically, mirrors have been used to reveal complex perspectives and invisible truths. Honouring the traditions of object painting, Lichtenstein’s Mirrors maintain the physical appearance of the item. However, the artist dismisses its symbolism and functionality, liberating the object from its intended purposes.
Mirror #2, executed in 1972, captures an enlarged circle rendered in vivid primary colours. The print exhibits a fragmented and fading version of Mirrorof the same series. Minimalistic screens of dots span the circular shape, alluding to the smooth and reflective attributes of glass. Meanwhile, faint jagged lines constitute the circle’s framework. Lichtenstein’s pop style undoubtedly forms, yet also obscures the central image at the same time. Mirror #2 is depicted head-on and devoid of any reflections. 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.