Roy Lichtenstein – “Ohhh… Alright…” (1964)

1960s: Days of Rage

Ohhh…Alright… is a 1964 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein. It formerly held the record for highest auction price for a Lichtenstein painting. In November 2010, Ohhh…Alright…, previously owned by Steve Martin and later by Steve Wynn, was sold at a record US $42.6 million (£26.7 million) at a sale at Christie’s in New York, which surpassed the 2005 $16.2 million Lichtenstein record set when In the Car sold. The hammer price was $38 million.[3] It was surpassed in the following year by I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It!, which sold for $43.2 million. Measuring 91.4 cm × 96.5 cm (36 in × 38 in), Ohhh…Alright… is derived from the June 1963 edition of Secret Hearts #88 by Arleigh Publishing Corp. (now part of D. C. Comics). After 1963, Lichtenstein’s comics-based women ‘…look hard, crisp, brittle, and uniformly modish in appearance…

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