Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Donates 186 Artworks to Five Museums Ahead of Artist’s Centennial

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has actually contributed 186 art work to 4 American museums and one European organization to commemorate the late artist’s centennial anniversary of his birth this October.

The getting organizations are the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum in New York; and the Albertina in Vienna.

LACMA and the Whitney will get the biggest share of items as part of the contribution, with 70 and 66 products, respectively, set to be accessioned. LACMA’s present will jeopardize of archival products to Lichtenstein’s three-channel video 3 Landscapes (1970– 71), which the museum commissioned for its renowned 1971 “Art and Technology” exhibit, while the Whitney will get numerous preparatory and procedure works, consisting of uncommon sketches for 3 Landscapes on letterhead for 190 Bowery, where the artist lived at the time.

Other contributed works can be found in a range of mediums and date from different durations throughout the artist’s profession. The Colby Museum, for instance, will get paintings and watercolors from the early 1950s that reveal Lichtenstein’s experiments in the mediums prior to his adoption of his distinct design of Pop art, while the Nasher will get works from later on that years revealing his adoption of Abstract Expressionism. The 2 organizations will collectively own a sculpture of painted scrap wood that appears indebted to Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines, made around this time.

The Albertina will get 34 works, mostly woodcuts and lithographs made in between 1948 and 1997, the year of Lichtenstein’s death.

In a declaration, Dorothy Lichtenstein, the artist’s widow and the structure’s president, stated, “Given his modesty, Roy may not have actually wished to fuss over this anniversary, however I’m sure he would have been enjoyed understand that in his hundredth year, his work looks as fresh, extreme, and appropriate as ever, and is now being honored as a long-term accomplishment. The spirit of kindness that went through whatever Roy did is the trademark of these preliminary presents, and we desire it to go through the entire centenary.”

Listed below, a take a look at a few of the works that will be contributed.

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