$570,000-$860,000 Value Indicator
$510,000-$770,000 Value Indicator
¥2,720,000-¥4,080,000 Value Indicator
€350,000-€530,000 Value Indicator
$2,980,000-$4,470,000 Value Indicator
¥55,890,000-¥83,830,000 Value Indicator
$380,000-$570,000 Value Indicator
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Medium: Relief print
Format: Signed Print
Size: H 117cm x W 94cm
Edition size: 60
Roy Lichtenstein's "Nude With Yellow Pillow" is a signed relief print from 1994. It is estimated to be worth between £300,000 and £450,000. The artwork has been sold at auction 9 times since its first sale in September 2007, with a single sale in the last 12 months. Over the past five years, the hammer price has ranged from £132,101 in October 2020 to a high of £353,442 in October 2023, showing an impressive average annual growth rate of 30%. This work has been sold in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The edition size of "Nude With Yellow Pillow" is limited to just 60 pieces.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|October 2023||Phillips New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|April 2021||Sotheby's New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Christie's New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|April 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|October 2017||Sotheby's New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
|November 2012||Sotheby's New York - United States||Nude With Yellow Pillow - Signed Print|
Roy Lichtenstein’s daring contributions to Pop Art undoubtedly secured the movement’s prominence in the realm of contemporary art.While cartoon heroines have frequently featured in the artist’s creative practice, the intimate scenes captured in his 1994 Nudes depict an entirely new interpretation of femininity.
Unlike traditional art historical portraits of the naked body based on live models, the female figures in Lichtenstein’s Nudes are inventions. Their origins can be traced to the artist's archive of comic book clippings and movie stills. Lichtenstein’s Nude With Yellow Pillow is a culmination of these sources, showing a carefree female figure with lustrous hair, smiling broadly while leaning against a sofa. The artist sneakily integrates motifs and objects borrowed from his highly figurative Interior series, Water Lilies and Perfect/Imperfect series as part of the interior.
Deploying his trademark Ben Day dots, Nude With Yellow Pillow uses the dense pattern to create spatial ambiguities within the frame. Lichtenstein’s cascading black dots transgress the limits of the nude’s face and torso, flattening the foreground against the background. At the same time, the artist contrasts the stark geometrical shapes of the interior against the curvilinear form of the portrayed female body. In doing so, Lichtenstein invokes volume and dimension in certain parts of the composition.