Roy Lichtenstein’s 1961 painting of a man looking through a peephole sold for $43.2 million last night in New York, one of 13 records set at an auction of contemporary art by Christie’s International.
As actor Leonardo DiCaprio looked on in blue jeans and blue baseball cap, the pop artist’s “I Can See the Whole Room!… And There’s Nobody in It!” helped London-based Christie’s reach a total of $247.6 million.
Records were set for Louise Bourgeois, Charles Ray, Paul McCarthy and Barbara Kruger. Andreas Gursky’s $4.3 million landscape, “Rhein II,” was the most expensive photograph sold at auction.
“People would rather have art or gold instead of paper money,” collector Eli Broad said as he left the midtown salesroom after the auction. Leer +
Lichtenstein Work Sets $43M Record at Christie’s - Bloomberg:
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