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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Black Flowers, 1961 Oil on canvas, 70 × 48 inches (177.8 × 121.9 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Black Flowers, 1961

Oil on canvas, 70 × 48 inches (177.8 × 121.9 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Masterpiece, 1962 Oil on canvas, 54 × 54 inches (137 × 137 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Masterpiece, 1962

Oil on canvas, 54 × 54 inches (137 × 137 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Happy Tears, 1964 Oil and Magna on canvas, 38 × 38 inches (97 × 97 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Happy Tears, 1964

Oil and Magna on canvas, 38 × 38 inches (97 × 97 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Compositions III, 1965 Magna on canvas, 56 × 48 inches (142.2 × 121.9 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Compositions III, 1965

Magna on canvas, 56 × 48 inches (142.2 × 121.9 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Peace through Chemistry, 1970 Oil and Magna on canvas, 100 × 180 inches (254 × 457.2 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Peace through Chemistry, 1970

Oil and Magna on canvas, 100 × 180 inches (254 × 457.2 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Cape Cod Still Life II, 1973 Oil and Magna on canvas, 60 × 74 inches (152.4 × 188 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Cape Cod Still Life II, 1973

Oil and Magna on canvas, 60 × 74 inches (152.4 × 188 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature, 1974 Magna, sand, Magna medium, and aluminum powder on canvas, 60 × 100 inches (152.4 × 254 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature, 1974

Magna, sand, Magna medium, and aluminum powder on canvas, 60 × 100 inches (152.4 × 254 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Mirror II (maquette), 1977 Painted wood, 59 ¾ × 30 × 12 inches (151.8 × 76.2 × 30.5 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Mirror II (maquette), 1977

Painted wood, 59 ¾ × 30 × 12 inches (151.8 × 76.2 × 30.5 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Expressionist Head, 1980 Painted and patinated bronze with painted wooden base, 55 × 41 × 18 inches (139.7 × 104.1 × 45.7 cm), edition of 6© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Expressionist Head, 1980

Painted and patinated bronze with painted wooden base, 55 × 41 × 18 inches (139.7 × 104.1 × 45.7 cm), edition of 6
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, The White Tree, 1980 Oil and Magna on canvas, 105 × 210 inches (266.7 × 533.4 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, The White Tree, 1980

Oil and Magna on canvas, 105 × 210 inches (266.7 × 533.4 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise Over Water, 1982 Oil and Magna on canvas, 66 × 112 inches (167.6 × 284.5 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise Over Water, 1982

Oil and Magna on canvas, 66 × 112 inches (167.6 × 284.5 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Abstract Painting, 1983 Oil and Magna on canvas, 70 × 54 inches (177.8 × 137.2 cm)© Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein, Abstract Painting, 1983

Oil and Magna on canvas, 70 × 54 inches (177.8 × 137.2 cm)
© Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein, replica of Greene Street Mural, 1983 (destroyed) Magna, printed paper, and tape on wall, 18 feet × 95 feet 8 inches (5.5 × 29.2 m), installed at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, September 10–October 17, 2015© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, replica of Greene Street Mural, 1983 (destroyed)

Magna, printed paper, and tape on wall, 18 feet × 95 feet 8 inches (5.5 × 29.2 m), installed at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, September 10–October 17, 2015
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Profile Head, 1988 Painted and patinated bronze, 36 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 9 ½ inches (93 × 57.2 × 24.1 cm), edition of 6© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Profile Head, 1988

Painted and patinated bronze, 36 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 9 ½ inches (93 × 57.2 × 24.1 cm), edition of 6
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Mobile III, 1990 Painted and patinated bronze, 57 × 52 × 13 inches (144.8 × 132.1 × 33 cm), edition of 6© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Rob McKeever

Roy Lichtenstein, Mobile III, 1990

Painted and patinated bronze, 57 × 52 × 13 inches (144.8 × 132.1 × 33 cm), edition of 6
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Rob McKeever

Roy Lichtenstein, Times Square Mural, 1990 (fabricated 1994, installed 2002) Porcelain enamel on steel, in 16 parts, overall: 73 inches × 53 feet (185.4 cm × 16.2 m), NYCT Times Square–42nd Street Station, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Times Square Mural, 1990 (fabricated 1994, installed 2002)

Porcelain enamel on steel, in 16 parts, overall: 73 inches × 53 feet (185.4 cm × 16.2 m), NYCT Times Square–42nd Street Station, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Bust (Study), 1995 Tape, marker, and painted and printed paper on board, 53 ⅞ × 44 ⅞ inches (136.8 × 114 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Bust (Study), 1995

Tape, marker, and painted and printed paper on board, 53 ⅞ × 44 ⅞ inches (136.8 × 114 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Endless Drip, 1995 Painted and fabricated aluminum, 142 ¼ × 13 ½ × 4 ½ inches (361.3 × 34.3 × 11.4 cm), edition of 3© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Endless Drip, 1995

Painted and fabricated aluminum, 142 ¼ × 13 ½ × 4 ½ inches (361.3 × 34.3 × 11.4 cm), edition of 3
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Landscape with Scholar’s Rock, 1997 Oil and Magna on canvas, 79 × 156 inches (200.7 × 396.2 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Landscape with Scholar’s Rock, 1997

Oil and Magna on canvas, 79 × 156 inches (200.7 × 396.2 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

About

Roy Lichtenstein’s early appropriation of the aesthetics of American popular culture made him integral to the development of Pop art. A student of the work of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Paul Klee, Lichtenstein incorporated elements of contemporary art theory and popular print media into his painting. In 1961 he began to replicate the Benday dot system used in mass-circulation printed sources such as comics, newspapers, and billboards; this would become a signature element of his painting and sculpture. By mimicking this industrial method and appropriating images from high and low culture, his work realized a broader accessibility that had not yet been achieved in contemporary art. Some of his most recognizable series evolved from imagery drawn from popular culture: advertising images, war-time comics, and pin-up portraits, as well as traditional painting genres such as landscapes, still lifes, and interiors.

Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York, where he died in 1997. His work has been exhibited extensively worldwide. Recent surveys include “All About Art,” Louisiana Museum, Humelbaek (2003; traveled to Hayward Gallery, London; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through 2005); “Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of Drawings,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2005); “Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956–97,” Las Vegas Art Museum (2006); “Roy Lichtenstein: Plakate,” Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg (2008); “Roy Lichtenstein: The Black and White Drawings 1961–1968,” Morgan Library Museum, New York (2010); “Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations on Art,” Museo Triennale, Milan (2010); “Three Landscapes: A Film Installation by Roy Lichtenstein,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011); “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective,” Art Institute of Chicago (2012; traveled to National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Tate Modern, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris); “Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Remix,” National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2013); “Roy Lichtenstein: Intimate Sculptures,” FLAG Art Foundation; New York (2014); and “Roy Lichtenstein: Works on Paper,” Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2014).

Roy Lichtenstein

Photo: Bill Ray

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Fairs, Events & Announcements

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. FLAME WAR., 2018 © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Online Viewing Room

Frieze London 2018

October 1–10, 2018
gagosianviewingroom.com

Coinciding with the gallery’s presentations at Frieze London and Frieze Masters, the Online Viewing Room will feature works that will be available exclusively online by artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Sterling Ruby, and Jonas Wood.

The Frieze London Online Viewing Room will open at 12:00am on October 1 in Hong Kong, and close at 11:59pm on October 10 in Los Angeles and San Francisco (see below for dates and times in cities where Gagosian has gallery locations).

Online Viewing Room opens: 
12:00am HKT on October 1 (Hong Kong)
7:00pm EEST on September 30 (Athens)
6:00pm CEST on September 30 (Geneva, Paris, Rome)
5:00pm BST on September 30 (London)
12:00pm EDT on September 30 (New York)
9:00am PDT on September 30 (Los Angeles, San Francisco)

Online Viewing Room closes: 
2:59pm HKT on October 11 (Hong Kong)
9:59am EEST on October 11 (Athens)
8:59am CEST on October 11 (Geneva, Paris, Rome)
7:59am BST on October 11 (London)
2:59am EDT on October 11 (New York)
11:59pm PDT on October 10 (Los Angeles, San Francisco)

For more information about the Frieze London 2018 Online Viewing Room or the works that will be included, please contact inquire@gagosian.com.

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. FLAME WAR., 2018 © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Roy Lichtenstein, Shipboard Girl, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Donation

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

The Lichtenstein Foundation has announced it will give four hundred artworks—about half its holdings—to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, one of the biggest single-artist gifts the Whitney has ever received. The Foundation will also give historical material comprising approximately half a million documents to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.

Roy Lichtenstein, Shipboard Girl, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Georg Baselitz, Frau am Strand (Woman on the Beach), 1981 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Art Fair

Art Basel

June 14–17, 2018
Messe Basel, booth B11
www.artbasel.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel 2018, presenting works by modern and contemporary artists including Georg Baselitz, John Chamberlain, Dan Colen, John Currin, Willem de Kooning, Urs Fischer, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallagher, Jennifer Guidi, Andreas Gursky, Neil Jenney, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Takashi Murakami, Giuseppe Penone, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Mark Tansey, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Mary Weatherford, and Tom Wesselmann. To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To preview our booth go to www.artsy.net. To purchase tickets to attend the fair go to www.artbasel.com.

Georg Baselitz, Frau am Strand (Woman on the Beach), 1981 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Museum Exhibitions

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fallen Angel, 1981, Fondation Carmignac, Paris © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris 2018

On View

Sea of Desire

Through November 4, 2018
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
www.fondationcarmignac.com

The phrase “Sea of Desire” on a large-scale painting by Ed Ruscha will welcome visitors to this exhibition, which channels a spirit of rebellion and change. Sea of Desire will confront the viewer with compelling artworks that imply revolution, freedom, and a quest for beauty. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol will be included.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fallen Angel, 1981, Fondation Carmignac, Paris © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris 2018

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

On View

Present Tense
Selections from the Lenhardt Collection

Through December 31, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
www.phxart.org

Present Tense includes more than twenty paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The show places recent contemporary acquisitions by the Lenhardts in conversation with works by modern artists. Work by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Sterling Ruby, and Andy Warhol is included.

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

June 9–October 8, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Roy Lichtenstein, Wall Explosion II, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Artist Rooms
Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

September 22, 2017–June 17, 2018
Tate Liverpool
www.tate.org.uk

This exhibition presents more than twenty paintings, works on paper, and reliefs. It showcases a key body of works on loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, including the painting Reflections: Art (1988) and large-scale screenprints from the 1990s, alongside works drawn from the Tate collection.

Roy Lichtenstein, Wall Explosion II, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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