as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, and the present work was exhibited extensively, including in several traveling retrospectives of
the artist’s work.
Another auction record was established for John Currin tonight when his Nice ‘n Easy from 1999, sold to a
client on the phone for $5,458,500 after extended bidding.
Roy Lichtenstein’s Interior with Red Wall (lot 47, est. $8/12 million) brought $7,026,500. In this series, his
sources were advertisements of an American scene of a different type – the domestic interior. Presented in a
highly stylized manner, the painting focuses on the myth of American domestic bliss, ironically defined by
seductive possessions and uniformity.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.