Nurse (Lichtenstein)

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Roy Lichtenstein, Nurse, 1964. Oil and magna on canvas. Signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein '64’ (on the reverse). 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Nurse is a painting by American pop art painter Roy Lichtenstein made in 1964.

Nurse was at one time the 34th most expensive painting ever sold, purchased in November 9, 2015, by an anonymous buyer for $95,365,000,[1] the then-record price for a piece by an American pop art painter. It had previously sold at auction in 1995 for $1.7 million.[2] Christie's, the auction house involved for the sale, called Nurse "a quintessential Lichtenstein heroine" and stated that the subject was taken from a 1960s comic romance novel.[3]

Technical specifications[edit]

Technique: Oil and magna on canvas.

Dimensions: 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.).

Signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein '64’ (on the reverse).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) -Nurse". Christie's. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  2. ^ "Lichtenstein's Comic Book Nurse Fetches Record $95.4 Million". Bloomberg.
  3. ^ "Nurse — A quintessential Lichtensteinheroine". Christie's. Retrieved 2016-02-13.