Author Camille Morineau, Contributions by Robert McKeever and Brian O'Leary and Alison McDonald, Text by Camille Morineau
This beautiful book chronicles the creation of the original 1983 Greene Street Mural by Roy Lichtenstein at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, as well as Gagosian Gallery’s recent 2015 iteration, which introduced a new generation of viewers to this magnificent project. In Greene Street Mural, Roy Lichtenstein layered pervasive images from his pop lexicon—marble-patterned composition notebooks, cartoonish brushstrokes, and Swiss cheese—with motifs, including the Neo-Geo tropes of his Perfect/Imperfect paintings; faux woodblock shading patterns; and office items, including filing cabinets, envelopes, and folding chairs. Using stunning color photographs, interviews, and essays, this new book presents Lichtenstein’s almost 100-foot-long mural, which epitomized the artist’s ability to absorb anything and everything that caught his eye into his constantly evolving artistic idiom.
About The Author
James de Pasquale is an artist whose work has gained acclaim through his inventive and articulate artistic practice. He is the former studio assistant of Roy Lichtenstein. Robert McKeever is the head archivist and photographer for Gagosian Gallery in New York. He is the former studio assistant of Lichtenstein. Brian O’Leary is a painter whose work has recently emphasized symmetry and pattern. He is the former studio assistant of Lichtenstein, as well as Julian Schnabel. Camille Morineau is the former chief curator of Contemporary Collections at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She is the CEO of Artemisia.