Saturday, August 8-Monday, October 12
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Mickey Straus.
In 1964, inspired by both the long history of art and by imagery he found on contemporary printed postcards, Roy Lichtenstein began to explore the genre of land and seascapes, using paint, plastic, enamel, drawings, collage, print, and even film to realize his various works. Seascapes were an essential part of the artist’s lifelong exploration of psychological optics, light and his keen observations on the nature of field and ground. They were a genre he would revisit throughout his career in various media and guises. Comprised of over 30 works form private lenders and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the exhibition will include works from the 1960s-1990s. A collaboration between Guild Hall and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky celebrate the artist’s abiding relationship with the East End of New York and all that it inspired.
Principal Sponsor: Larry Gagosian
Lead Sponsors: Valentino D. Carlotti, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, Barbara and Richard Lane, Joan and Lucio Noto, and Fern and Lenard Tessler
Co-Sponsors: The Broad Art Foundation, Raymond J. Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum, and Katherine and James Goodman
All Museum programming is made possible in part though the generosity of Crozier Fine Arts, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Helen Hoie Fund, The Lorenzo and Mary Woodhouse Trust, Melville Straus Family Endowment Fund, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and Suffolk County.