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  • Art Market Nears Record With $66 Billion in Global Sales

    Global art sales approached their pre-crisis high last year, led by record prices for postwar artists and a jump in U.S. auctions.

  • Lichtenstein Widow Recalls Macro Diet, Love for Jazz

    Roy Lichtenstein’s widow Dorothy sits on the sunlit top floor of Tate Modern remembering the three decades she spent living with the pioneering pop artist.

  • Scene Last Night: Perry Presents Lichtenstein’s Barneys

    Richard Perry, president of Perry Partners LP and chairman of Barneys New York, was in his very red library last night when he pulled out a copy of Life magazine from 1964.

  • Peephole Tom by Lichtenstein May Fetch $45 Million at Auction

    The last time Roy Lichtenstein’s painting of a man peering through a peephole was sold at auction, in 1988, it fetched $2.1 million, a record for the artist.

  • Roy Lichtenstein’s Tate Retrospective

    <p>Like many revolutionaries, the late <a href="http://search1.bloomberg.com/search?q=Roy%20Lichtenstein&amp;site=wnews&amp;client=wnews&amp;proxystylesheet=wnews&amp;output=xml_no_dtd&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;filter=p&amp;getfields=wnnis&amp;sort=date:D:S:d1&amp;partialfields=-wnnis:NOAVSYND&amp;lr=-lang_ja" data="" type="" tooltip="" title="" target="_blank">Roy Lichtenstein</a> was at heart a bit of a conservative.</p><p>Superficially, his introduction of the graphic formulae of comic books into serious art looks subversive. Actually, as a spectacular new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern makes clear, everything he did was from the most highbrow of motives.</p><p>Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was -- as he kept insisting -- not so much a fan of popular culture as that austere thing, a formalist. He was also, if not exactly a late beginner, definitely a late succeeder. It was not until 1961, when he was pushing 40, that he had his breakthrough moment.</p><p>Before that, he had been living in the sticks, doggedly producing second-string abstract paintings (and listening, by the way, to Bach and Bebop, not rock’n’roll). Few of those early abstractions are in the exhibition.</p><p>Left, "Whaam!" (1963) by Roy Lichtenstein is already familiar to visitors at the Tate. </p> Source: Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012 via Bloomberg

  • Ai Weiwei Flips White House the Bird; Funny Lichtenstein

    The first U.S. retrospective of Chinese Conceptualist, architect and activist Ai Weiwei is at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. It’s clear that his cultural significance far outweighs his artistic importance.

  • Benjamin Holloway, Equitable’s Shaper of NYC Skyline, Dies at 88

    Benjamin Holloway, a descendant of Duke University’s founding family who, as an executive at Equitable Life Assurance Society, helped establish insurance companies as major investors in U.S. commercial real estate, has died. He was 88.

  • Roy Lichtenstein Peephole Sets $43 Million Record at Christie’s

    Roy Lichtenstein’s 1961 painting of a man looking through a peephole sold for $43.2 million last night in New York, one of 13 records set at an auction of contemporary art by Christie’s International.

  • Missing Roy Lichtenstein Painting Returned After 42 Years

    A $4 million Roy Lichtenstein painting that disappeared 42 years ago when it was sent out for cleaning was returned to its owner in Manhattan.

  • Madoff’s Picasso, Lichtenstein Pieces Heading to Auction

    Whatever else Bernard L. Madoff did with the proceeds from his $17 billion Ponzi scheme, he didn’t splash out on great art.

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