Lichtenstein Remembered

Published in conjunction with a major exhibition, Lichtenstein Remembered, at Gagosian New York, this lavishly illustrated catalog features new essays by Daniel Belasco, Adam Gopnik, and Steve Martin, as well as a conversation between Irving Blum and Dorothy Lichtenstein.

Lichtenstein Remembered accompanies a 2023 exhibition, curated by Irving Blum on the centennial of the artist’s birth, of twenty-two sculptures and twenty-eight works on paper at Gagosian New York. The sculptures, of some of Lichtenstein’s most iconic images—including explosions, mobiles, mirrors, lamps, glasses, and profiles—were made between 1965 and 1996, spanning all periods of his career. They are shown together with the drawings, studies, sketches, and collages created in preparation for and alongside them, testifying to the remarkable depth and medium-subverting wit of Lichtenstein’s practice.

The catalogue includes new plate photography, including details, of the forty exhibited works, as well as historical, documentary photos of the artist, his studio space, and his artwork.

Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York and died in 1997 in New York. A retrospective of his work will open at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2026.

Since 1998, Gagosian has presented thirteen major solo exhibitions of Lichtenstein’s work in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

New, illustrated essays by art historian Daniel Belasco and critic Adam Gopnik provide historical and interpretive context for the work. An introduction by Steve Martin offers a poignant reflection on his time with Lichtenstein and Blum, while a conversation between Blum and Dorothy Lichtenstein—held on the occasion of this exhibition—further illuminates their rich shared history.

About The Author

Daniel Belasco is an art historian and the executive director of the Al Held Foundation. Irving Blum operated the Ferus Gallery between 1957 and 1966, introducing Roy Lichtenstein’s work to Los Angeles audiences. Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1986, writing about art, books, food, French culture, and family life. Dorothy Lichtenstein is president of the board of directors of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Steve Martin is the writer and actor.

  • Publish Date: April 16, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Gagosian / Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 12-1/4 x 12-1/4
  • Pages: 188
  • US Price: $100.00
  • CDN Price: $135.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3235-4