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Roy Lichtenstein's Nude with Joyous Painting sold for $ 46 million


The painting by the American artist, representative of pop art Roy Lichtenstein, “Nude with Joyous Painting”, went under the hammer at Christie's auction for $ 46.2 million, reports TASS.

The auction, dubbed ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century, took place on Friday, July 10, simultaneously at four sites in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, according to Christie's. The new auction was held instead of the planned auction in late New York for contemporary art, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As stated in the auction house, the decision to conduct tenders in a new format, at once on four sites, "opens up opportunities for participants around the world to acquire important artwork."

The work of Liechtenstein, performed in his traditional dot technique and depicting the heroine of one of the comics, was written in 1994, three years before his death. A preliminary estimate of the canvas was 20-30 million dollars.

Also among the lots sold at this auction, the work of the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte "Arc de Triomphe", which cost the buyer nearly 22.5 million dollars.

At this auction, I found my buyer and the work of the Spaniard Pablo Picasso "Women of Algiers". The 1955 Version F is one of a series of 15 works based on the painting Women of Algiers in Their Chambers, written in 1834 by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863). She went under the hammer for $ 29.2 million.

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