$360,000-$530,000 Value Indicator
$330,000-$480,000 Value Indicator
¥1,720,000-¥2,540,000 Value Indicator
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$1,890,000-$2,780,000 Value Indicator
¥35,390,000-¥52,160,000 Value Indicator
$240,000-$360,000 Value Indicator
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Medium: Relief print
Format: Signed Print
Size: H 105cm x W 89cm
Edition size: 40
The value of Roy Lichtenstein’s Two Nudes is estimated to be worth between £190,000 and £280,000. Over the past five years, the hammer price ranges from £89,286 in March 2020 to £200,000 in September 2023. This relief print artwork, signed by Lichtenstein himself, has shown an impressive average annual growth rate of 44%. First sold in October 2009, it has since been sold 16 times in various countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, and Germany. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 40, making it a highly sought-after piece for art collectors and enthusiasts.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|September 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Two Nudes - Signed Print|
Rejecting the traditional portrayal of naked bodies, as manifested throughout art history, Roy Lichtenstein’s Nudes of 1994 reduce the female figure to its simplest form. Lichtenstein in this series returns to the comic-book heroines that first propelled him to the forefront of the Pop Art movement in the 1960s.
In Two Nudes we find a female figure with partly bright yellow hair lying face down in bed, while another figure, composed entirely of vibrant red dots, rests her hands tenderly on her back. The print employs an extensive flow of Ben Day dots to flatten the foreground against the background.
Certain features within the interior are emphasised, like the purple vase, the bright yellow carpet and the blue and red wall. These elements invoke a three-dimensional pictorial space in certain parts of the composition. Lichtenstein successfully contrasts the figures’ neutral curvaceous forms to these colourful angular shapes.
Lichtenstein’s Nudes first and foremost expose the highly sexualised portrayal of women throughout art history, as well as in contemporary society. While beholders might initially feel encouraged to observe the intimate scenes, they also feel strongly discouraged from intruding. The series draws attention to the blatant voyeurism exercised by viewers in such an instance. Additionally, these prints offer a perfect distillation of Lichtenstein’s graphic lexicon.