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Opening Reception & Keynote Lecture for “Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky” at Guild Hall

August 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roy Lichtenstein, Sailboat, 1981, Magna on canvas, 50 x 70 in.

Keynote Lecture on Roy Lichtenstein by Thomas Crow

Saturday, August 8 at 3pm

Thomas Crow teaches art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where he is Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art. He is the author of The Long March of Pop; Art, Music, and Design 1930 to 1995 (2015), The Rise of the Sixties (2005), along with other books on modern art, French painting of the eighteenth century, and approaches to art history. He is a contributing editor at Artforum and held a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2014-15. His 2015 Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, explored the changes in European art after the fall of Napoleon.

Opening Reception

Saturday, August 8 from 4-6pm

Join Guild Hall for the opening of Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky, a celebration of the artist’s abiding relationship with the East End of Long Island. In 1964, inspired by both the long history of art and by imagery he found on contemporary printed postcards, 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 from private lenders and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the exhibition will include works from the 1960s-1990s.

Both the opening and the lecture are free and open to the public.


August 8, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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