Lichtenstein painting purchased for $27.50 emerges after 45 years, brings $128,700

The Statesman is Lichtenstein's 18 by 28 inch oil-on-canvas portrait. It was consigned by D.C.-area resident Enid Liess, a retired schoolteacher

Enid Liess with the painting she purchased for $12.50 in the early 1960s, The Statesman, by Roy Lichtenstein. The artwork was auctioned on Dec. 4, 2010 for $128,700 at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia. Image courtesy of Quinn's Auction Galleries.

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