Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective Planned at Whitney; Liliana Porter's Retrospective in France

The United States Post Office and the Whiney Museum are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Roy Lichtenstein’s birth.

 

On Monday, April 24th, the USPS held a ceremony at the Whitney to unveil five new Forever stamps designed with Lichtenstein’s signature Pop images. 

 

 

“The Postal Service uses its stamp program to raise awareness and celebrate the people who represent the very best of our nation,” said Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of USPS, who hosted the ceremony at the Whitney. “Roy Lichtenstein certainly deserves this recognition because of the remarkable creativity and innovation he demonstrated throughout his career.”

 

The Whitney began collecting Lichtenstein’s works in 1966. It owns more than four hundred of his works and is planning a retrospective of his paintings, prints and sculptures in 2026.

 

The Whitney has also been renovating Lichtenstein’s former Greenwich Village studio  to use for its Independent Study Program, which instructs artists, curators and historians. The studio is scheduled to open in the fall. Lichtenstein worked in the studio from 1988 to 1997 and was donated to the museum by his family.

 

Lichtenstein was awarded the National Medal of Arts and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2017, his painting Masterpiece, done in 1962, sold to New York Mets owner, Steve Cohen, for $165 million.

 

The Roy Lichtenstein commemorative Forever stamps can be ordered from the USPS store: https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/roy-lichtenstein-stamps-S_483504.

 


 

 

Liliana Porter is having her first retrospective in France at the Les Abattoirs Musée in Toulouse. 

 

The show includes of 100 works, done in the various media that she uses including, printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography and video, all in her minimal, humorous style. 

 

Porter was born in Buenos Aires in 1941. She relocated to New York in 1964 and co-founded the influential New York Graphic Workshop. She was a a professor at Queens College, City University of New York from 1991 to 2007. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Reina Sofía in Madrid and many other major museums and galleries worldwide.

 

Liliana Porter: Reality Play—From the 1960s to the Present Day will be on exhibit at Les Abattoirs Musée in Toulouse through August 27, 2023.

 

Please contact us if you would like more information about the works of Roy Lichtenstein and Liliana Porter available at VFA.

 


 

References:

Sarah Cascone. Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Is Getting a Retrospective at the Whitney—and a Stamp of Approval From the USPS, Too. Artnet News. April 24, 2023.

U.S. Postal Service Honors Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop Art on New Forever Stamps. USPS News. April 24, 2023.

Daily News Staff. New Forever stamp honors Roy Lichtenstein. Palm Beach Daily News. April 25, 2023.

Alexandra Tremayne-Pengelly. Whitney Museum and USPS Celebrate the Centenary of Roy Lichtenstein’s Birth. The Observer. April 25, 2023.

Liliana Porter: Reality Play—From the 1960s to the Present Day / Tabita Rezaire: Fusion élémen.terre. e-flux Announcements. April 7, 2023.

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