Photo: via Christie’s
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s I Can See the Whole Room!…and There’s Nobody in It! is expected to sell for a whopping $35 to $45 million at a Christie’s auction in New York next month.The painting, a comic book-style work that depicts a man looking through a peephole, first set a record when it sold at a 1988 Christie’s sale for $2.09 million. It was expected to go for between $800,000 and $1.2 million.
The 1961 work is also poised to break the current record for the most expensive Lichtenstein work ever sold at auction. The current titleholder is “Ohhh … Alright …,” which sold for $42.6 million at last year’s pop art sale.
I Can See the Whole Room!…is the highlight of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale, scheduled for November 8.
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