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Lichtenstein painting auctions off for $43 million
A painting by Roy Lichtenstein, the father of pop art and noted for using cartoon images and techniques, has sold for $43 million. The painting, “I Can See the Whole Room! … and There’s Nobody in It!” was created in 1961.
The comic strip-inspired work was part of a sale of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s auction house.
His previous record of $42 million (£26 million) was set in November last year.
That was for Lichtenstein’s 1964 work Ohhh… Alright… which portrayed a woman talking into a telephone.