For Christie's upcoming postwar and contemporary art sale in New York, a painting by the late Roy Lichtenstein is expected to be one of the highlights, estimated at $35 million to $45 million.

Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was a popular American pop artist whose works often borrowed from old-fashioned comic strips.

His works have been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art and other top museums and galleries worldwide, along with contemporaries Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist. 

One of his highly desirable creations will be auctioned Nov. 8, Christie's said. Titled, I Can See the Whole Room ... and There's Nobody in It, this artwork measures around 48 inches by 48 inches and was painted in 1961.

The Mirror reported that the current estimate for the painting is nearly 20 times what it sold for in 1988 at Christie's in New York, $2.09 million.