Geometric shapes and triangles and a yellow lock of hair with a yellow ribbon.
Contemporary Art

Roy Lichtenstein: By the Numbers

By Annikka Olsen
A blonde woman's head is shown in a surrealist landscape with an apple, a pyramid, starfish and boat in the distance.
Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life With Head in Landscape , 1976. Sold at Sotheby's New York for $10.5 million in May 2018.

Roy Lichtenstein’s work is in the permanent collection of 79 institutions within the United States alone.

He completed 2 murals in New York City, which can still be seen today: at the AXA Equitable Center, and at the Times Square/42nd Street Station.

He designed 26 monumental public sculptures, several of which were fabricated and displayed posthumously.

The American painter and exponent of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein, is sitting at a table and is attentively looking through some magazines; over his shoulder some of his artwork. 1964.
Roy Lichtenstein is sitting at a table looking through an art book, 1964. Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori via Getty Images

In 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art received a promised gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation for over 400 works by the artist; this will make it the largest study collection of his work in the world.

Also in 2018, the Archives of American Art within the Smithsonian Institution announced a promised gift of over 500 linear feet of archival material from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

He was 73 when he died in 1997.

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