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Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: Punctum, Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, April 25–July 3, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Owen Conway

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Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11am–6pm
New York
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Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on a springtime walk to visit over sixty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets. Visitors to Gagosian at 976 Madison Avenue gallery can see Anselm Kiefer: Punctum, the first exhibition in the United States to center exclusively on the artist’s photography. In the Gagosian Shop, adjacent to the gallery, a suite of woodcuts and a selection of prints by Donald Judd are on view, alongside prints by Frank GehryRoy LichtensteinEd RuschaStanley Whitney, and Jonas Wood. The Shop also offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues, posters, and prints.

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: Punctum, Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, April 25–July 3, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Owen Conway

Roy Lichtenstein display at the Gagosian Shop, New York, 2023. Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Mauricio Zelaya

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Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11am–5pm
New York
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Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on an autumn walk to visit over fifty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets. The Gagosian Shop, which offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues, posters, and prints, is featuring a display dedicated to Roy Lichtenstein and offering a 10% discount on all Gagosian titles and posters. It is also the final day to see to light, and then return—, an exhibition of new works by Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann inspired by each other’s practices, at the 976 Madison Avenue gallery behind the Shop.

Roy Lichtenstein display at the Gagosian Shop, New York, 2023. Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Mauricio Zelaya

Roy Lichtenstein, Coup de Chapeau I, 1996 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Rob McKeever

In Conversation

Daniel Belasco and Scott Rothkopf on Roy Lichtenstein
Moderated by Alison McDonald

Monday, September 18, 2023, 6:30pm
Art Students League of New York
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Join Gagosian and the Art Students League of New York for a conversation on Roy Lichtenstein with Daniel Belasco, executive director of Al Held Foundation, and Scott Rothkopf, senior deputy director and chief curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Organized in celebration of the centenary of the artist’s birth and moderated by Alison McDonald, chief creative officer at Gagosian, the discussion will highlight multiple perspectives on Lichtenstein’s decades-long career, during which he helped originate the Pop art movement. The talk coincides with Lichtenstein Remembered, an exhibition of sculptures and studies curated by Irving Blum at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, on view through October 21.

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Roy Lichtenstein, Coup de Chapeau I, 1996 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Rob McKeever

Roy Lichtenstein in his studio, Columbus, Ohio, 1949. Photo: courtesy Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives

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Lichtenstein Remembered
With Irving Blum and Dorothy Lichtenstein

Monday, September 11, 2023, 6pm
Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York

Join Gagosian for a tour of Lichtenstein Remembered at Gagosian, New York, led by legendary art dealer Irving Blum and Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and widow of Roy Lichtenstein. Organized in close collaboration with the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein and featuring an exhibition design by Bill Katz, Lichtenstein Remembered features fifty sculptures and related studies by Lichtenstein, curated by Blum in recognition of the centenary of the artist’s birth.

The tour will culminate with a reception in the Gagosian Shop at 976 Madison Avenue, where the exhibition catalogue will be available for viewing and purchase. It includes a foreword by Larry Gagosian; essays by Daniel Belasco, Adam Gopnik, and Steve Martin; and a conversation between Dorothy Lichtenstein and Blum, alongside documentary and contextual photographs accompanied by quotations about Lichtenstein from fellow artists, collaborators, collectors, curators, gallerists, and friends.

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Roy Lichtenstein in his studio, Columbus, Ohio, 1949. Photo: courtesy Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives

Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018 © Sarah Sze

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Artists for Biden

October 2–8, 2020

Artists for Biden is an online-only sale of works by leading contemporary artists to support the Biden Victory Fund—a joint fundraising committee authorized by Biden for President, the Democratic National Committee, and forty-seven state Democratic parties. All proceeds from the sale will provide resources needed to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and support other Democratic candidates across the country in the lead up to Election Day. Work by Cecily Brown, Michael Heizer, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Stanley Whitney, and Christopher Wool will be available. To register for early access on October 1, visit secure.joebiden.com.

Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018 © Sarah Sze

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Announcements

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise, c. 1964 (fabricated c. 1964–65) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Launch

Roy Lichtenstein
Digital Catalogue Raisonné

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has launched Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné—a digital publication documenting the Pop artist’s decades-long career. The online resource allows users to browse more than 5,500 works by the artist, including all known paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, prints, and commissions, as well as a comprehensive exhibition history, bibliography, and biographical chronology.

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise, c. 1964 (fabricated c. 1964–65) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple and Lemon, 1983 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Donation

Roy Lichtenstein

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation is donating 186 works of art and other materials by the late artist to five museums in anticipation of what would have been Roy Lichtenstein’s one-hundredth birthday in October 2023. The institutions receiving donations are the Albertina, Vienna; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, which received the artist’s nearby studio building as a gift from his widow Dorothy Lichtenstein last year. The foundation will distribute prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and archival films among the five museums.

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple and Lemon, 1983 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein United States Postal Service Forever stamps

Honor

Roy Lichtenstein
United States Postal Service Forever Stamps

The United States Postal Service has released Forever stamps featuring iconic artwork by Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) in celebration of the centenary of the artist’s birth. The sheet of twenty stamps includes five different works from various series: Standing Explosion (Red) (1965), Modern Painting I (1966), Still Life with Crystal Bowl (1972), Still Life with Goldfish (1972), and Portrait of a Woman (1979).

Roy Lichtenstein United States Postal Service Forever stamps

Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in the artist’s Washington Street studio, New York, c. 1992. Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: © Christine de Grancy, courtesy the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives

Donation

Roy Lichtenstein’s Greenwich Village Studio

Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of Roy Lichtenstein, and the Lichtenstein family will donate the late artist’s Greenwich Village studio building to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The Whitney will adapt the space to serve as the first permanent home of its widely influential Independent Study Program, which was founded in 1968. The building at 741/745 Washington Street was constructed in 1912 as a metalworking shop. Lichtenstein bought the approximately 9,000-square-foot building in 1987 and used it after renovation as his New York residence and studio from 1988 to 1997.

Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in the artist’s Washington Street studio, New York, c. 1992. Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: © Christine de Grancy, courtesy the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives

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

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Video

Roy Lichtenstein
Diagram of an Artist

On the occasion of Roy Lichtenstein’s retrospective at Tate Modern, London, in 2013, the Tate presents this short film on Lichtenstein’s life and work.

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Museum Exhibitions

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Museum of Modern Art, New York

On View

Roy Lichtenstein
Zum 100. Geburtstag

Through July 14, 2024
Albertina, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth, this comprehensive retrospective, whose English title is Roy Lichtenstein: A Centennial Exhibition, brings together over ninety paintings, sculptures, and prints by Lichtenstein, including early Pop artworks from the 1960s, black-and-white paintings, stylized landscapes in enamel, and a large-scale Brushstroke sculpture. The exhibition was conceived to mark the donation of more than a hundred works by the Lichtenstein Foundation to the Albertina.

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Installation view, The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28, 2019–May 2022. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Norman Lewis; © 2020 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Ron Amstutz

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The Whitney’s Collection
Selections from 1900 to 1965

Opened June 28, 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
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This exhibition of more than 120 works, drawn entirely from the Whitney’s collection, is inspired by the founding history of the museum. The Whitney was established in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to champion the work of living American artists. A sculptor and a patron, Whitney recognized both the importance of contemporary American art and the need to support the artists who made it. The collection she assembled foregrounds how artists uniquely reveal the complexity and beauty of American life. Work by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included.

Installation view, The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28, 2019–May 2022. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Norman Lewis; © 2020 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Ron Amstutz

Helen Frankenthaler, Overture, 1992 © 2023 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Inner Island

April 28–November 4, 2023
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
www.fondationcarmignac.com

This exhibition, which features more than eighty works by fifty artists, presents visitors with new, unknown worlds floating outside familiar geographies and temporalities. The artists included break away from reality, bringing to life fictional, mental, and abstract islands. Work by Harold Ancart, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Simon Hantaï, Roy Lichtenstein, Albert Oehlen, and Christopher Wool is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Overture, 1992 © 2023 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson

October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Anniversary Exhibition—Special Guest Duane Hanson, features more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection, from modern to contemporary art, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution. Several hyperrealist sculptures by Duane Hanson enrich the presentation, opening up surprising perspectives on the exhibited artworks, architecture, staff, and visitors. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964 (still), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved

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New York: 1962–1964

July 22, 2022–January 8, 2023
Jewish Museum, New York
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The final project conceived and curated by Germano Celant (1940–2020), this exhibition explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in the city responded to their rapidly changing world. The more than 150 artworks on view were all made or seen in New York between 1962 and 1964. Work by Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol is included.

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964 (still), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Hey! Did you know that art does not exist…

July 27, 2021–January 8, 2022
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
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This exhibition presents more than one hundred works from Sylvio Perlstein’s intensely personal collection, which traces artists and trends that have defined the avant-garde, complex, and experimental nature of twentieth-century art. Work by Jean-Michel BasquiatDuane HansonRoy LichtensteinMan RayBrice Marden, Ed RuschaRudolf Stingel, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol is included.

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (After Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 © Ewa Juszkiewicz

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Face à Arcimboldo

May 29–November 22, 2021
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
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This exhibition, whose title translates to Arcimboldo Face to Face, invites visitors to explore the timeless vocabulary of the sixteenth-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (c. 1527–1593). The show demonstrates how his work has influenced art history for more than four centuries through the work of 130 artists, including work by Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alex Israel, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Ed Ruscha.

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (After Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 © Ewa Juszkiewicz

Roy Lichtenstein, Variations No. 7, 1959, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein
History in the Making, 1948–1960

August 1–October 24, 2021
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
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This exhibition investigates the early work of Roy Lichtenstein, providing an illuminating prologue to the artist’s well-known comics-inspired imagery. History in the Making tells the largely overlooked story of Lichtenstein’s early career, when formal experimentation and a keen eye for irony irrevocably defined his art. Bringing together works from museum and private collections across the United States, the exhibition presents approximately eighty paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints, many never before seen by the public.

Roy Lichtenstein, Variations No. 7, 1959, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

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Wonderland

May 7–September 19, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
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Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition features more than a hundred contemporary artworks from the Albertina’s collection organized into seven different “chapters” conceived as independent yet loosely connected “worlds.”  Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Albert Oehlen, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

Theaster Gates, Monument in Waiting, 2020, installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York © Theaster Gates. Photo: courtesy GRAY, Chicago/New York

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Field of Dreams

August 20, 2020–August 31, 2021
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
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Field of Dreams activates the Parrish Art Museum’s expansive meadows with sculpture by ten international, multigenerational artists that engages and responds to the museum’s architecture and landscape. Created to extend the galleries outdoors, the exhibition series is part of the Parrish’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens its 14-acre grounds with artworks, performances, and projections. Work by Theaster Gates, Roy Lichtenstein, and Giuseppe Penone is included.

Theaster Gates, Monument in Waiting, 2020, installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York © Theaster Gates. Photo: courtesy GRAY, Chicago/New York

Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant), 1932, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel © Succession Picasso/2020, ProLitteris, Zurich

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Stilles Sehen
Bilder der Ruhe

February 12–November 15, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Silent Vision: Images of Calm and Quiet, features works of modern and contemporary art that deal with the subject of tranquility. Each room is dedicated to a specific aspect of calmness, inviting visitors to see and contemplate, as it were, stillness. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol is included.

Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant), 1932, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel © Succession Picasso/2020, ProLitteris, Zurich

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

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Andy Warhol bis Cindy Sherman
Amerikanische Kunst aus der Albertina

November 19, 2019–March 29, 2020
Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
www.landesmuseum.at

Europe’s view of America is influenced by images of the entertainment industry: from film and television to advertising and newspapers. No other nation has placed so much reliance upon the power and impact of pictures and symbols as the US. With more than two hundred works of American art from 1960 to the present day, this large-scale exhibition, whose title translates to Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman: American Art from the Albertina Museum, aims to illustrate how much our perceptions of truth and reality, facts and fake news, owe to America’s visual culture. Work by Gregory CrewdsonRoy LichtensteinCindy ShermanAndy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included. 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

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