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Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

July 25th, 2017

Andy Warhol, Red Electric Chair, via GuardianRock and Roll superstar Alice Cooper has reportedly discovered a lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair painting in his collection, a piece that could be worth several million dollars, The Guardian reports. “Truthfully, at the time no one thought it had any real value,” Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon says. “Andy Warhol was not ‘Andy Warhol’ back then. And it was all a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in.”
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Kunstmuseum Bern Takes Control of First Works From Gurlitt Horde

July 25th, 2017

Kunstmusuem Bern art research, via Art NewspaperThe Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland has taken control of the first works from the Cornelius Gurlitt art horde, spurring new research into the work’s provenance in the Swiss city. “It is impossible to separate the Gurlitt collection from […] the debate about Nazi-looted art,” says Nina Zimmer, the director of the Kunstmuseum Bern. “I am glad the museum’s board took on this responsibility.”
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Private Sales Drastically Down at Christie’s

July 24th, 2017

Christie's, via NYTA recent report on the year’s auction health sees auction sales slightly improving, while private sales are drastically down at Christie’s, the Financial Times reports. Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti has attributed this to the “counter-cyclical relationship” between auctions and private sales.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery

b. October 27, 1923 in New York City

d. September 29, 1997 in New York City

Schools
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