Roy Lichtenstein /   Roy Fox Lichtenstein

United States 1923 - 1997

Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Fox Lichtenstein
United States
October 12, 2014

Inspired by consumerism and a culture of mass production, the famous Pop Art movement shook the globe and left a deep mark in the 20th-century art. It started in the middle of 1950’s in the United Kingdom and spilled over to the United States changing the direction of art. One of the first American Pop artists who achieved widespread renown was Roy Lichtenstein. The painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Lichtenstein is considered, alongside Andy Warhol, one of the most famous artist of the new bold genre which primarily goal was to bring art closer to the general public and to question the boundaries between fine art and popular culture. His paintings based on comic strips, and its use of parody, became synonymous with Pop Art and also provoked many debates over ideas of originality and consumerism.

Roy Lichtenstein - Art - 1962 - artists - life portrait
Roy Lichtenstein – Art, 1962

Academic Background

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in 1927 in Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York City. He was part of an upper-class Jewish family, his father, Milton Lichtenstein was a real estate broker, and his mother, Beatrice Lichtenstein, was a homemaker, as well as a gifted piano player. The artist was raised on the Upper West Side, owing to his affluent background. He attended Reginald Marsh’s painting class at the Art Students League in 1941, where he learned to paint directly from the model but was ultimately dissatisfied with the classes’ insistence on technique above process. Encouraged by his parents he enrolled at Ohio State University to study art. During World War II he was drafted into the army, serving for three years before returning to school in 1946. Three years later he earned an MFA and continued to teach and to paint in Ohio for several years.

Over the years, Lichtenstein’s works became synonymous with Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein - biography - 1964 - artists life large robert 1967
Roy Lichtenstein – Cloud Study, 1964

Early Works

In the early 1940’s, before employing the Pop Art style we remember him for most, Lichtenstein experimented in expressionistic and abstract painting. Influenced by Reginald Marsh, the artist explored the mythology, American History, and folklore, paying homage to the old masters. His early 1950s works, painted in a European Modernist style, often show originally “American” subject matters such as scenes of western expansion. In the late 1940s, Lichtenstein participated in shows at galleries throughout the USA including Chinese Gallery and Ten-Thirty Gallery. His first solo show was held at Carlebach Gallery in Manhattan in 1951. In 1957, he moved back to upstate New York where he began teaching at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1958. Lichtenstein adopted a series of different artistic languages, first approximating Picasso’s style of the 1940s, in 1956 turning to a more ornamental idiom and then to Rococo motifs, and finally turning to abstraction in 1958 in a late variation of Action painting. Though his early works were not successful, Lichtenstein decided to provoke the art world a little and started to incorporate hidden images of popular comic figures such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck into his abstract works.

Although his early works were not successful, he became one of the most successful contemporary artists

Roy Lichtenstein - Drawing Girl 1963 robert 1967 picasso 1965 exhibition
Roy Lichtenstein – Drawing Girl, 1963 (Left) / Drawing Girl – detail (Right)

Pop Art

In 1960, Roy Lichtenstein moved to New Jersey where he accepted a position as assistant professor of art at Douglass College, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. It was at the same time that he began his first pop paintings using cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing. In 1961, he made his first painting without any expressionism titled Look Mickey, based on an image he finds in one of his children’s Little Golden Book series. Look Mickey is notable for its ironic humor and aesthetic value as well as being the first example of the artist’s employment of speech balloons, comic imagery and Ben-Day dots – a system used in mass-circulation printed sources such as comics, newspapers, and billboards – as a source for a painting. The work is regarded by art critics as revolutionary both as a progression of Pop Art and as a work of modern art in general. In 1961, Lichenstein met the art dealer Ivan Karp, the director of the Leo Castelli Gallery. The artist showed several paintings to Karp who decided to represent Lichtenstein a few weeks later. A solo exhibition of his art at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1962 garnered him critical acclaim and notoriety in the art world.

Some of Lichenstein’s greatest works evolved from imagery drawn from popular culture: advertising images, war-time comics, and pin-up portraits, as well as traditional painting genres such as landscapes, still lifes, and interiors. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, the artist brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery space. In his famous 1963 piece Drowning Girl (also known as Secret Hearts or I Don’t Care! I’d Rather Sink) the artist utilizes the conventions of comic book art – a thought bubble conveys the thoughts of the subject, while Ben-Day dots shows the result of the mechanized printing process. Drowning Girl is one of the most representative pieces of the Pop Art movement and part of the Museum of Modern Art’s collection since 1971.

Lichenstein’s most celebrated image – and one of the best known works of Pop Art – is a 1963 diptych painting Whaam! It adapts a panel by Irv Novick from the Star Jockey story from issue No. 89 of DC Comics’ All-American Men of War. Whaam! depicts a fighter aircraft in the left panel firing a rocket into an enemy plane in the right panel, which disintegrates in a vivid red-and-yellow explosion. The cartoon style is emphasized by the use of the onomatopoeic lettering “WHAAM!” in the right panel, and a yellow-boxed caption with black lettering at the top of the left panel. Regarded as the temporal, spatial and psychological integration of its two panels, the painting was purchased by the Tate Gallery, London, in 1966.

When Lichtenstein’s oeuvre was first released, the artist was harshly criticized for not creating anything original and drawing solely from the pre-existing artwork. Today, his legacy has risen high above any complaints from his critics, as some of his pieces have sold for millions of dollars. Lichtenstein’s most expensive paintings ever sold – Nurse – was made in 1964. Featuring an alluring woman in uniform whose skin is colored with his signature hand-painted Ben-day dots, the piece was purchased on November 9, 2015, by an anonymous buyer at Christie’s New York for 95.4 million dollars. Previously owned by some of the most famous art collectors, including Leon Kraushar and Karl Ströher, it is the 29th most expensive painting ever sold.

Lichenstein’s most celebrated image Whaam! is one of the best-known works of Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein - Whaam! - 1963 large
Roy Lichtenstein – Whaam!, 1963

Sculptural Work

Lichtenstein began experimenting with three-dimensional works in the mid-1960s. Some of his first sculptures were For Head of Girl (1964), and Head with Red Shadow (1965). He created many public works during his lifetime including Brushstrokes in Flight, a 25-foot tall sculpture for display at the Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio; Tokyo Brushstroke I and II, Shinjuku I-Land Co, Ltd. Tokyo, Japan; Barcelona Head, Spain Ajuntament de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; and Mermaid, commissioned by Art in Public Places Committee, Inc., at the Miami Beach Theater for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL.

Roy Lichtenstein - Brushstroke Group - 1996 (Fabricated 2005) - University of Massachusetts, Boston MA, 1967
Roy Lichtenstein – Brushstroke Group, 1996 (Fabricated 2005), University of Massachusetts, Boston MA

Exhibitions by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein’s work has been included in numerous individual and collective shows in galleries and museums throughout the world. Most recently, in collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein foundation Gagosian Gallery in New York presented the recreation or Lichtenstein’s seminal public work entitled Greene Street Mural. Accompanied by Lichtenstein’s paintings and sculptures, the show was on view in September 2015. Some of his solo exhibitions was held at Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern London, England; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Albertina, Vienna, Austria; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City; Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, Chelsea, New York City; Museo Triennale, Milan, Italy; Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe, New Mexico; MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, to name a few. His work was included in group shows at Museum of Modern Art, NY; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France; Galerie Buren, Stockholm, Sweden; Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, among others.

Nurse by Roy Lichtenstein is the 29th most expensive painting ever sold

Roy Lichtenstein - Nurse, 1964, installation view, Andy Warhol 1967
Roy Lichtenstein – Nurse, 1964, installation view

Later Works, Awards and Collections

Later in his career, Lichtenstein stopped using comic book sources and extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and Salvador Dalí. In the 1980s and ’90s, he also painted representations of modern house interiors, brushstrokes and mirror reflections, all in his trademark, cartoon-like style. Still Life paintings, sculptures, and drawings, produced from 1972 to the early 1980s, cover a wide range of motifs and themes, including the most traditional such as fruit, flowers, and vases. In his Reflection series, made between 1988 and 1990, the artist reused his own motifs from earlier pieces. The nude is a recurring element in his art of the 1990s, like in Collage for Nude with Red Shirt (1995).

Roy Lichtenstein received many awards including National Medal of the Arts, Washington D.C. (1995); Creative Arts Award in Painting, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (1991); American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy. Artist in residence (1989); and Skowhegan Medal for Painting, Skowehegan School, Skowehegan, Maine (1977), as well as many Honorary Doctorates in Fine Art like The George Washington University, Washington D.C; California Institute of Fine Arts, Valencia, California; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. His work was acquired by major collections around the world including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

Roy Lichtenstein in his studio with Reflections on the Prom - 1990 - photo by Laurie Lambrecht 1967 landscape
Roy in his studio with Reflections on the Prom, 1990, photo by Laurie Lambrecht

The Influence of Lichtenstein

By hand-painting the usually machine-generated dots, and recreating comic book scenes, Roy Lichtenstein changed the way we look at our world but didn’t use that to cultivate his celebrity. Instead, he continued to explore and work on projects that he found appealing until his last days. He died of pneumonia on September 29, 1997, at New York University Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized for several weeks. With his unique combination of a technical invention, humor, irony, and recognizable imagery, Lichtenstein moved the line between mass reproduction and high art. He fused popular and mass culture elements from television, advertisements, films, and cartoons, with the techniques of fine art while injecting humor, irony, and recognizable imagery and content into the final product. Lichtenstein’s use of populist iconography expanded the definition of art, while his signature Ben-day dots, stripes, and palette of primary colors made an enormous contribution to contemporary art. Almost two decades after his death his influence on the outcome of art has been amazing and overwhelming.

Featured image: portrait of the artist
All images copyright of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein New York

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016From the Collection: The 60sThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
2015-2016Roy LichtensteinScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, ScotlandSolo
2015Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and SkyEasthampton Guild Hall, Easthampton, NYSolo
2015The World Goes PopTate Modern, LondonGroup
2014Roy Lichtenstein - Nudes and InteriorsFLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NYSolo
2014Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of ArtsThe Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2014Sincerely Yours: Treasures Of The Queen CityAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2014Under PressureBellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WAGroup
2014Summer Group ShowGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, NurembergGroup
2014From Warhol to Richeter: In between photography and printmakingMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2014Superpop!Gösta Serlachius Museum of Fine Arts, MänttäGroup
2014Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff CollectionThe de Young Museum, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Turn Turn TurnMMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WIGroup
2014Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century ArtHeckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NYGroup
2014Moments in TimeThe Trout Museum of Art (Appleton Art Center), Appleton, WIGroup
2014Four DecadesJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014The Paradox of SculptureNational Academy Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2013Roy Lichtenstein - Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisSolo
2013Roy Lichtenstein - Pop RemixNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTSolo
2013Roy Lichtenstein - ExpressionismGagosian Gallery, ParisSolo
2013bedroom.Collectors Contemporary, SingaporeSolo
2013Lichtenstein: A RetrospectiveTate Modern, LondonSolo
2013December/JanuarySenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Narratives Near And Far: Selections From The Wells Fargo CollectionMasur Museum of Art, Monroe, LAGroup
2013Pop Art DesignBarbican Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Displays: The Eric & Jean Cass GiftContemporary Art Society, LondonGroup
2013The Show Is OverGagosian Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Hackordnung # 5 FormfreiheitWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenGroup
2013Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art FoundationMana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJGroup
2013Private SelectionsNina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2013American Pop Art:From the John and Kimiko Powers CollectionThe National Art Center Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2013Summer ViewsGalerie Hafenrichter, NurembergGroup
2013Pop! Pop!! Pop!!! Selections from the Hara Museum CollectionHara Museum ARC, ShibukawaGroup
2013Art as an ArgumentKunstmuseum Bayreuth, BayreuthGroup
2013Bonjour Monsieur Matisse! Rencontre(s)MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, NiceGroup
2013Jew YorkZach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York City, NYGroup
2013Sobre Papel / On PaperCentro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, CáceresGroup
2013Sweet Dreams, Baby! Life Of Pop, London To WarholAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2013The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop ArtAcquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NYGroup
2013A Century of CollageBernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonGroup
2013From Page to Space / Vom Blatt zum RaumKunsthaus Kaufbeuren, KaufbeurenGroup
2013Word And ImageHood Museum of Art, Hanover, NHGroup
2013OP + POPStaatsgalerie Stuttgart, StuttgartGroup
2013Let's Go ShoppingChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VAGroup
2013Pop Goes The Easel: Pop Art And Its ProgenyLyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CTGroup
2013The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop ArtPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2013VibrationsDes Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IAGroup
2013INSTRUCTIONS - TILT TO AND FROPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Roy Lichtenstein - A RetrospectiveThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
2012Pop remixQUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLDSolo
2012Roy Lichtenstein: A RetrospectiveThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
2012Roy LichtensteinThe University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AlbertaSolo
2012The 1960sThe University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AlbertaSolo
2012Roy Lichtenstein - Landscapes in the Chinese StyleGagosian Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2012ACCROCHAGEGalerie Boisserée, CologneGroup
2012Group ExhibitionSenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Sinister PopWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Master VisionsAnnandale Galleries, Annandale, NSWGroup
2012Die Sammlung Gunter Sachs. Von Max Ernst bis Andy Warhol Museum Villa Stuck, MunichGroup
2012From Page to SpaceGalerija Murska Sobota, Murska SobotaGroup
2012Testing Testing 1.2.3 : SongEun CollectionSongEun ArtSpace, SeoulGroup
2012Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NEGroup
2012BooksAndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Leben Mit Pop!Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, LeipzigGroup
2012The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975Museum of Art - Washington State University, Pullman, WAGroup
2012Richard Pettibonexroy LichtensteinGana Art Gallery, SeoulGroup
2012The New York Collection for StockholmGeorgia Museum of Art, Athens, GAGroup
2012Keith Haring in KnokkeSamuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke-HeistGroup
2012Summer Group ShowThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2012Accrochage der Pop Art - Künstler Der GalerieGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, NurembergGroup
2012The Small Utopia. Ars MultiplicataFondazione Prada, VeniceGroup
2012first choice. master piecesGalerie Terminus, MunichGroup
2012Signs & SymbolsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Landschaft als WeltsichtKunstsammlungen Chemnitz, ChemnitzGroup
2012AccrochageGalerie Klaus Benden, CologneGroup
2012ScapesDenver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup
2012From Pop Art To YbaThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2012Wonders – Masterpieces From Private Collections In DenmarkKUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg (former Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum), AalborgGroup
2012The Joys of Collecting: Selections from the Eisen CollectionMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FLGroup
2012Best ImpressionsCornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FLGroup
2012From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s JewelleryBenaki Museum, AthensGroup
2012Interior SpacesLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012AccrochageGalerie Boisserée, CologneGroup
2012FlowerscapesKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, ChibaGroup
2012Inside|OutSpeed Art Museum, Louisville, KYGroup
2012FootprintsTripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton, NYGroup
2012The Artists’ Postcard ShowSpike Island, BristolGroup
2012The Domestic Sphere Goes PopUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MAGroup
2012Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private CollectionsMontclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJGroup
2012Moritz & RoyBURKHARD EIKELMANN GALERIE, DusseldorfGroup
2012New Dimensions: Prints and Multiples from the Anderson CollectionThe de Young Museum, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012American idolsRudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, SalzburgGroup
2012After Abstract ExpressionismKrannert Art Museum, Champaign, ILGroup
2012Art and the Mind-BrainMildred Lane Kemper Art Museum - Washington Univer, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2012100 Years of ArtThe Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OHGroup
2012The Poster ShowGalerie Carlier | Gebauer, BerlinGroup
2012Pop and the SixtiesMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2011Roy Lichtenstein - Landscapes in the Chinese StyleGagosian Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2011Three Landscapes: A Film Installation by Roy LichtensteinWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYSolo
2011EntablaturesPaula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011ROY LICHTENSTEIN – Dots and Stripes Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, NurembergSolo
2011Roy Lichtenstein - Black & White 1961 - 1968Albertina, ViennaSolo
2011Roy Lichtenstein - Posters and more  Ludwig Galerie - Schloß Oberhausen, OberhausenSolo
2011AccrochageGalerie Boisserée, CologneGroup
2011Between DimensionsMiddlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - MIMA, MiddlesbrougGroup
2011Sentimental EducationGavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2011The Private Collection of Robert RauschenbergGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYGroup
2011Reflected in the Mirror There Was a ShadowLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Pop IconsMonterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CAGroup
2011Ripped: The Allure of CollageHeckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NYGroup
2011Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light BulbThe Pace Gallery - 545 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY (closed)Group
2011Art At The Origin: The Early 1960SThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup
2011The Excitement ContinuesLeopold Museum, ViennaGroup
2011Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim CollectionSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2011Art²FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NYGroup
2011Hot Cold CoolAMUM - Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TNGroup
2011Our Community CollectsChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VAGroup
2011#40 Ideal HomeChelsea space - Chelsea College of Art and Design, LondonGroup
2011Botero, Dubuffet, Kusama & LichtensteinIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2011Belvedere – Warum ist Landschaft schön?Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, RemagenGroup
2011Taguchi Art CollectionGlobal New Art - Sompo Japan Museum of Art, TokyoGroup
2011Middle AgeLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Recap - RicapitoliamoAndrea Ingenito Contemporary Art, NaplesGroup
2011Made in ItalyGagosian Gallery, RomeGroup
2011Picasso ForeverGalerie Laurent Strouk, ParisGroup
2011The Human TouchThe Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FLGroup
2011L.A. Style: Printmaking at Gemini G.E.L, 1966-1976Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MAGroup
2011A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to HockneyBellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NVGroup
2011Figures In A LandscapeGagosian Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011New Acquisitions ExhibitionPeyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2011Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, AachenGroup
2011From Page to SpaceWeserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, BremenGroup
2011Object as Multiple: 1960-2000Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Sculpture in CeramicGallery Tagboat , TokyoSolo
2010Sculpture in CeramicTaglialatella Galleries, New York, New York City, NYSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Modern PaintingsRichard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NYSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Mostly MenLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010ReflectedMitchell-Innes & Nash - West Street, New York City, NYSolo
2010Landscapes & Beyond"Galerie Klaus Benden, CologneSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein: Expressionist HeadNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Kunst als MotivMuseum Ludwig, CologneSolo
2010Roy Lichtensteinalbertina, ViennaSolo
2010LichtensteinTaglialatella Galleries, New York, New York City, NYSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Still LifesGagosian Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Homage to MonetBenrimon Contemporary, New York City, NYSolo
2010Roy Lichtenstein - Meditations on ArtLa Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, MilanSolo
2010Roy LichtensteinFrederick R. Weisman Art Museum - Malibu, Malibu, CASolo
2010Gallery CollectionCollectors Contemporary, SingaporeGroup
2010Painting and SculptureLehmann Maupin, New York City, NYGroup
2010Gagosian Pop-Up!Gagosian Gallery, LondonGroup
2010A decade of collectingFalmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, CornwallGroup
2010Compass in hand. Selección de la Colección de dibujo contemporáneo de la Fundación Judith RothschildIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, ValenciaGroup
2010Hyper RealMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2010Inquiring Eyes: Greensboro Collects ArtWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NCGroup
2010Regarding PaintingThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup
2010EAT ART. Vom Essen in der KunstKunstmuseum Stuttgart, StuttgartGroup
2010American Pop PostersOpelvillen, RüsselsheimGroup
2010Shadows: Works from the National Museums of ArtThe National Art Center Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2010Summer StockTrack 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2010Press Art - Sammlung Annette und Peter NobelMuseum der Moderne - MdM Mönchsberg, SalzburgGroup
2010ECHO: Sampling Visual CultureAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2010POP ART 1960's - 2000's from Misumi CollectionIwate Museum of Art, MoriokaGroup
2010Spring 2010Collectors Contemporary, SingaporeGroup
2010Private Collections IIThe Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Austin, TXGroup
2010S.M.S.: An Archive of the 60sUAM - University Art Museum, Long Beach, CAGroup
2010CrashGagosian Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Seven Deadly SinsIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2010Big Paper WinterWoodward Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Start With ArtArtamo gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010Art for YouLeeahn Gallery, DaeguGroup
2009Roy Lichtenstein - A Lifetime in GraphicsCoskun Fine Art, LondonSolo
2009Lichtenstein in ProcessKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYSolo
2008Roy Lichtenstein – Plakate  -  MKGMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, HamburgSolo
2008Roy Lichtenstein - GirlsGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2008Roy Lichtenstein Prints: Re-seeing The CollectionHaggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WISolo
2007Roy Lichtenstein- Prints 1956-97The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXSolo
2007Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MTSolo
2007Roy Lichtenstein - EvolutionPinacotheque de Paris, ParisSolo
2007Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956–97: From the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationMary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, ILSolo
2007Roy Lichtenstein  Fundación Juan March, MadridSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CASolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein Works on Paper: a Retrospective  James Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - American Indian EncountersParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - Prints 1956-97Las Vegas Art Museum - LVAM, Las Vegas, NV (closed, 2009)Solo
2006Roy Lichtenstein  Coskun Fine Art, LondonSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - ReflectionsCoskun Fine Art, LondonSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - Dibujos. Animated life / Vida animada - MALBA Colección CostantiniMuseo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein: Water LiliesLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - American Indian EncountersTacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WASolo
2006Roy LichtensteinHonor Fraser, Los Angeles, CASolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - Vida AnimadaMuseu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, RJSolo
2006Lichtenstein - en procesoMuseu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de MallorcaSolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - Prints 1956-97Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
2006Roy Lichtenstein - American Indian Encounters  New Mexico Museum Arts, Santa Fe, NMSolo
2005Vida Animada – Desenhos de Roy LichtensteinMuseu Oscar Niemeyer, CuritibaSolo
2005Lichtenstein es procesoMuseo de Arte Abstracto Español, CuencaSolo
2005Roy LichtensteinMitchell-Innes & Nash - West Street, New York City, NYSolo
2005Roy Lichtenstein Dossier ExhibitionPortland Art Museum, Portland, ORSolo
2005Roy LichtensteinInstituto Tomie Ohtake, São PauloSolo
2005Roy Lichtenstein - Conversations with Surrealism DrawingsMitchell-Innes & Nash - Madison Av., New York City, NYSolo
2005Roy Lichtenstein - SculptureGagosian Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Roy LichtensteinKunsthaus Bregenz, BregenzSolo
2005Roy Lichtenstein - SculptureGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2005Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of DrawingsThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
2004Roy Lichtenstein: All About ArtSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CASolo
2004Roy Lichtenstein - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and PrintsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2004Selected Prints of Roy LichtensteinThe Nagoya City Art Museum, NagoyaSolo
2004Roy Lichtenstein: All about artMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridSolo
2004Roy Lichtenstein - Last Still Life and other worksBernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonSolo
2004Roy LichtensteinHayward Gallery, LondonSolo
2003Roy LichtensteinBank Austria Kunstforum, ViennaSolo
2003Roy LichtensteinPublic Art Fund, New York City, NYSolo
2003Roy Lichtenstein - All about ArtLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækSolo
2003Roy Lichtenstein - on the RoofThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYSolo
2003Roy LichtensteinGaleria Entropia, WroclawSolo
2002Roy Lichtenstein - Perfect / Imperfect  Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2002Roy Lichtenstein - Times Square MuralMitchell-Innes & Nash - Madison Av., New York City, NYSolo
2001Roy Lichtenstein - Inside/Outside  Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FLSolo
2001Roy Lichtenstein - Early Black and White PaintingsGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2001Roy LichtensteinMitchell-Innes & Nash - Madison Av., New York City, NYSolo
2001Roy LichtensteinLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2000Roy Lichtenstein - SpiegelbilderKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgSolo
2000Roy Lichtenstein: Portraits, Still Lifes and LandscapesBergamot Station, Santa Monica, CASolo
2000Roy LichtensteinFundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza - A Coruña , A CoruñaSolo
2000Selected GraphicsLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CASolo
1999Roy LichtensteinChiostro del Bramante , RomeSolo
1999Roy Lichtenstein: InteriorsInteriors - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILSolo
1999Roy Lichtenstein - Sculpture and Drawings  The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
1999Roy Lichtenstein: A Tribute  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CASolo
1998Roy Lichtenstein - NudesGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
1998Roy Lichtenstein: Brushstroke Still LifesHerbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NYSolo
1998Roy Lichtenstein – Landscape in Chinese Style  Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong KongSolo
1998The Prints of Roy LichtensteinKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, ChibaSolo
1997Roy Lichtenstein  Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
1997Roy LichtensteinArt Focus, Zurich (closed)Solo
1997Roy Lichtenstein: Landscapes in the Chinese StyleMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MASolo
1997New PaintingsAnthony d'Offay Gallery, London (closed, 2001)Solo
1996Roy Lichtenstein - Landscapes in the Chinese StyleLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1996Roy Lichtenstein - 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's  Kantor Gallery - LA, Los Angeles, CA (closed, 2010)Solo
1996Roy LichtensteinLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1995Roy Lichtenstein  Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OHSolo
1995The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXSolo
1994Roy Lichtenstein - PACT 95 International America’s Cup Class YachtLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1994The Prints of Roy LichtensteinThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
1994Roy LichtensteinHaus der Kunst München, MunichSolo
1994Roy Lichtenstein: A Pop Art Vision of the Female NudeBergamot Station, Santa Monica, CASolo
1994Roy Lichtenstein - PrintsRichard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
1994Roy Lichtenstein  MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CASolo
1993Roy LichtensteinSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYSolo
1993Roy Lichtenstein: Water LiliesBergamot Station, Santa Monica, CASolo
1992Roy Lichtenstein - Waterlilies  Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1992Roy Lichtenstein - Interiors  Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1991Roy Lichtenstein - Oeuvres Des Annees 60Galerie 1900-2000, ParisSolo
1989ReflectionsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1988The Drawings of Roy LichtensteinThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
1987The Drawings of Roy LichtensteinThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
1986Roy Lichtenstein as Sculptor: Recent Works 1977–1984Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TXSolo
1983Roy Lichtenstein - Seven Woodcut PrintsL.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CASolo
1981Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXSolo
1981Acquisitions récentes : Roy LichtensteinMusée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCSolo
1975Roy Lichtenstein - Recent PaintingsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1975Roy Lichtenstein - ZeichnungenNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinSolo
1974Roy Lichtenstein - Artist’s Studio PaintingsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1973Roy Lichtenstein - Still LifesLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1972Roy Lichtenstein: DrawingsHerbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NYSolo
1972Roy Lichtenstein - Entablature DrawingsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1971Roy Lichtenstein: Mirror PaintingsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1965Roy Lichtenstein - Brushstrokes and CeramicsLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1964Roy Lichtenstein - LandscapesLeo Castelli Gallery, New York City, NYSolo