Sotheby’s New York will have the privilege of auctioning a painting by Roy Lichtenstein, Female Head, in November this year. Completed in 1977, the work was bought from Leo Castelli, the artist’s dealer, very shortly afterwards by photographer Elizabeth Rea. She has owned it ever since.

It will be presented at Sotheby’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale at its York Avenue premises. Given its rarity, it is possible it might go for as much as US$15 million. Grégoire Billault, in charge of the company’s Contemporary Art Department in New York, described the work in a press release: “Vividly combining his favourite subject with his distinctive visual lexicon, Female Head is a magnum opus of the artist that will have universal appeal to collectors today”.

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