NYC museum gets gift of Lichtenstein sketchbooks

The Associated PressJuly 18, 2014 

— The estate of Roy Lichtenstein has donated 21 of the pop artist's sketchbooks and two of his early drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum.

The New York City museum said Friday the works were a gift from Lichtenstein's wife, Dorothy.

Lichtenstein died in 1997.

The museum says the sketchbooks provide valuable insight into Lichtenstein's method and subjects.

It also is receiving 11 of the artist's remaining sketchbooks from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation on long-term loan.

Dorothy Lichtenstein also donated several original drawings by other artists from Lichtenstein's personal collection. They include works by Andy Warhol, Brice Marden and Robert Rauschenberg.

The drawings and some of the sketchbooks will be included in an exhibition at the Morgan in February.

The museum presented an exhibition of Lichtenstein's drawings in 2010.

Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service