Gagosian is pleased to present the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints of Roy Lichtenstein’s Perfect and Imperfect Paintings series. This exhibition will also inaugurate the newly expanded Beverly Hills gallery, designed by Richard Meier & Partners.
This series began in 1985 with the production of “perfect” paintings, abstract compositions of intersecting triangles, large planes of color, and signature dots all fitting neatly within the confines of a rectangular picture plane. The Imperfect paintings that followed, however, broke free from the rectilinear shape of their predecessors; instead of making the triangles fit, the edges project beyond the limits of the canvas. Lichtenstein would often use a similar composition for a Perfect and for an Imperfect painting, where only the slight torque of a line created an entirely new work.
This exhibition has been made possible with the help of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. A color catalogue with an essay by Yve-Alain Bois will accompany the exhibition.
Dorothy Lichtenstein sits down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the changes underway at the Lichtenstein Foundation, life in the 1960s, and what brought her to—and kept her in—the Hamptons.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Roy Lichtenstein: 1961 to 1965
Gillian Pistell examines Roy Lichtenstein’s aesthetic developments in the years 1961 to 1965.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2018
The Winter 2018 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available. Our cover this issue comes from High Times, a new body of work by Richard Prince.
A 1964 publication by the Chinese-American artist and poet Walasse Ting and Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis.
Landscapes in the Chinese Style
March 1–April 7, 2012
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