Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-1968 has opened at the Morgan Library, with a symposium, “Lichtenstein in Context: Drawing in the 1960s,” to take place on November 20th. The catalog, from Hatje Cantz, has text from Graham Bader, Clare Bell, Thomas Crow, Isabelle Dervaux, Margaret Holben Ellis and Lindsey Tyne (DAP). See also preview by Carol Vogel and review by Roberta Smith.

Among the several current and upcoming exhibitions listed at the Lichtenstein Foundation’s website, Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations on Art, curated by Gianni Mercurio, was at Milan’s Triennale last spring. Many images are online at That catalog, from Skira Rizzoli, has text from Frederik Tuten and Robert Pincus-Witten (Amazon). At the same time, Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes was at Gagosian on West 24th Street, for which the gallery published a catalog with text by John Wilmerding, a conversation with Mark Francis and Joe Helman, and a photo essay by Louise Lawler (Shamansky).

This fall, Roy Lichtenstein Reflected opened at Mitchell-Innes and Nash on September 9th; a catalog will have text by Bader and David Salle.  Roy Lichtenstein: Kunst als Motiv is at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, with a catalog, by Mercurio, from DuMont (reviews by Jackie Wullschlager and Roberta Smith).

A survey by the Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern will be there and at the National Gallery in Washington during 2012 and 2013. A call for papers was online last spring:

In the fall of 2010, the Art Institute will host a convening of both established and lesser-known Lichtenstein scholars. The goal of these closed-door sessions is an intensive and frank exchange of ideas and positions, which will be used as a springboard for catalogue contributions and exhibition-related programs. To that end, we invite proposals for 25-minute presentations, which address new, scholarly approaches to the work, influences and legacy of Roy Lichtenstein.

Last year, MIT published Roy Lichtenstein in the October Files series, a volume edited by Bader, including:

  • Donald Judd, “Reviews, 1962–64”
  • Max Kozloff, “Lichtenstein at the Guggenheim” (1969)
  • John Jones, “Tape- recorded Interview with Roy Lichtenstein, October 5, 1965, 11:00 AM”
  • John Coplans, “Interview: Roy Lichtenstein” (1970)
  • Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, “Roy Lichtenstein in Conversation on Matisse” (1975)
  • Roy Lichtenstein, “A Review of My Work Since 1961—A Slide Presentation” (1995)
  • David Deitcher, “Unsentimental Education: The Professionalization of the American Artist” (1992)
  • Michael Lobel, “Technology Ennvisioned: Lichtenstein’s Monocularity” (2002)
  • Yve-Alain Bois, “Slide Lecture” (2002)
  • Hal Foster, “Pop Pygmalion” (2005)
  • Bader, “Donald’s Numbness” (2006)