$15,000-$23,000 Value Indicator
$13,500-$21,000 Value Indicator
¥70,000-¥110,000 Value Indicator
€9,500-€14,000 Value Indicator
$80,000-$120,000 Value Indicator
¥1,490,000-¥2,240,000 Value Indicator
$10,000-$15,000 Value Indicator
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Medium: Planographic print
Format: Signed Print
Size: H 87cm x W 84cm
Edition size: 80
Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirror #5, a signed Planographic Print from 1972, has an estimated value between £8,000 and £12,000. The artwork has a global appeal, having been sold in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Within the last 12 months, the average selling price was £6,945 with a total of 3 sales. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from a low of £2,953 in September 2020 to a high of £9,613 in September 2023, with an average return to sellers of £4,296. Since its first sale in September 2007, Mirror #5 has sold 16 times at auction and demonstrated an impressive average annual growth rate of 18%. This sought-after piece is from an edition size of 80.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||Lama - United States||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|July 2023||Christie's New York - United States||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|January 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|November 2018||Bonhams New York - United States||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
|July 2018||Christie's New York - United States||Mirror #5 - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein launched his Mirror series in the late 1960s, concluding the sequence 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. In keeping with the conventions of object painting, Lichtenstein maintains the physical appearance of his mirrors. However, the series liberates the item from its symbolism and functionality.
Mirror #5, executed in 1972, is the first rectangular edition of the series. The print conjures a flattened and unified surface. Two dislodged black and yellow colour blocks are pasted on a stark white backdrop. Fragmented red streaks and black dots adorn the rectangle’s edges, marking its framework. The abstracted shapes and the rich colour scheme constitute, yet also obscure the subject matter. Lichtenstein presents his mirror frontally, displaying the complete absence of reflections. Therefore, Mirror #5 is as much a contradiction, as an exemplification 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.