Sotheby’s will lead its London Contemporary sale with a photorealist work by Gerhard Richter, Eisberg, estimated at £8-£12 million. The work comes from a period shortly after the artist’s divorce from his first wife Emma, and reflects his mindset during this dark period.“What Richter saw reflected in the painting… was his own state of mind…the photographs he took in Greenland were visual analogues for his own failed hopes,” Richter’s biographer, Dietmar Elger, says. “He was exhausted by the struggle to find his own way as a husband and father, and felt that his dream domestic happiness had, as a consequence, been wrecked.”
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Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery
b. October 27, 1923 in New York City
d. September 29, 1997 in New York City
Arts Students League of New York
Ohio State University
Roy Fox Lichetenstein is a influential and prominent American Pop artist. He is best known for his comic book style. His first Pop paintings were influenced by cartoon images and techniques from commercial printing. His large scale work Look Mickey (1961) was his first work with Benday Dots and resulted from a challenge from his one of sons.
Look Mickey (1961) via Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
His most famous work is Whaam! (1963) which was adopted from a comic book panel from an issue of DC Comic’s All American Men of War.
Whaam! (1963) via Tate
Lichetenstein was also a sculptor using metal and plastic. He has a public sculpture named Lamp in St. Mary’s in Georgia.
He died of pneumonia in 1997.
Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl via World Gallery