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 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
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.
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 3 of the Gagosian App for iPad on January 22, 2012. Artists featured in this issue include Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Noble, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and Zeng Fanzhi.
In issue 3 we feature a Damien Hirst “art board” that explores more than ninety spot paintings, offer a 360˚ full-motion interactive experience of Richard Serra sculptures Junction (2011) and Cycle (2010), and display a worldwide map of the Jeff Koons’s Celebration series exhibition history. We also explore a recent essay by Olivier Zahm on the exhibition Warhol: Bardot with interactive “pop-up” images, audio, and video content, show you an exclusive video of Richard Prince: Bel-Air installed at a private residence in 2011, and give you an in-depth look at Roy Lichtenstein’s working process and his series Landscapes in the Chinese Style.