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New-to-Market Lichtenstein, Plastic £10 Note an Auction Thriller, and More Fresh News

Roy Lichtentein, Female Head, 1977, estimate $10M-$15M. Copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • This November in New York, Roy Lichtenstein’s 1977 work titled Female Head will make its first-ever appearance at auction. The consignor is a former Museum of Modern Art director who has owned it since it was originally offered for sale. [Read more from ArtNews]
  • A new polymer £10 note has sold for a mammoth £7,200 – or $9,400 – in a charity auction sponsored by the Bank of England. Bearing an image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and author Jane Austen on the reverse, the plastic note is the lowest-serial-numbered one available to buy. [Read more from ThisIsMoney]
  • This month movie and pop culture fans can bid on a unique memento from the storied Star Wars franchise. Carrie Fisher’s hand-annotated script from The Empire Strikes Back is being auctioned in California, with proceeds going to charity. [Read more from Fox Business]
  • A Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a New Jersey home more than 40 years ago and returned to its rightful owners last March will be auctioned next month. The 1919 painting was immediately identifiable to the owners for an unusual reason. [Read more from US News & World Report]

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