Lichtenstein painting pops record

A canvas by Roy Lichtenstein, I Can See The Whole Room!… And There’s Nobody In It!, popped previous world records for the landmark contemporary artist when it sold for $US43.2 million in New York.

The sale at Christie’s beat the artist’s previous auction record of $US42.6 million and led a strong performance for contemporary works.

I Can See the Whole Room!… was executed in 1961 with oil and graphite in Lichtenstein’s familiar cartoon style, depicting a stern male face peering out from the canvas into a peephole and featuring the work’s title in a speech bubble — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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