The New York studio of pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein has been donated to the Witney Museum of American Art by his widow Dorothy Lichtenstein, ahead of the artist’s 100th birthday.
Lichtenstein had a long-running relationship with the Whitney, having first exhibited his work at the institution in 1965, and featuring in dozens of shows at the museum until his death in September 1997. The Lichenstein Foundation later partnered with the museum for the conservation of the artist’s work back in 2018.
The Lichtenstein Foundation has previously occupied the building and studio. It will be renovated for its permanent role hosting the Whitney’s independent study programme, starting in 2023.