Roy Lichtenstein Widow bequeaths Artist’s Studio To The Whitney – Large Roman Mosaic Unearthed In London – Art Basel Announces Spring Exhibitors List

The widow of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has announced that the Lichtenstein family has donated the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The Whitney, who since moving downtown in 2015 has been a neighbour of the studio, operating four blocks north on Gansevoort Street, will adapt the space to serve as the first permanent home of its widely influential Independent Study Program which was founded in 1968.

Thanks to Roy, this building has been the site for artistic and intellectual endeavours – Dorothy Lichtenstein

Dorothy Lichtenstein said, I can’t think of more meaningful use for the studio than for the Whitney to carry his legacy far into the future, building on and expanding the role of the Foundation in supporting contemporary art and artists.”

The building at 741/745 Washington Street was constructed in 1912 as a metalworking shop. Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) bought the approximately 9,000-square-foot building in 1987 and used it after renovation as his New York residence and studio from 1988 to 1997. In the years since, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has utilised the building for various activities, including the preparation of the archives and the creation of the catalogue raisonné.

The close relationship between Roy Lichtenstein and the Whitney began in 1965, when his work was included in both the 1965 Annual Exhibition and A Decade of American Drawings, 1955–1965, and continued through dozens of exhibitions, the most recent of which included Three Landscapes: A Film Installation by Roy Lichtenstein (2011–12) and Order and Ornament: Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures (2019–20). He also led seminars in the Whitney’s Independent Study Program. In 2018, the Whitney and the Foundation announced a partnership to create a Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection for Lichtenstein’s work’s exhibition, conservation, and study. To date, the Foundation has gifted the Whitney more than 400 works by Lichtenstein (paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, artist photographs, analysis, research, and reference materials) and more than five hundred photographs by Harry Shunk and Janos Kender (Shunk-Kender), which record the actions and performances of numerous artists—among them Gordon Matta-Clark, Keith Sonnier, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Dan Graham, Robert Morris, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner, and William Wegman—that took place at Pier 18 on the Hudson River, close to where the Whitney now stands.

The Whitney intends to relocate its highly selective Independent Study Program (ISP) into the building in summer 2023, during the year of Roy Lichtenstein’s centennial. When not in use by ISP during the summers, the Museum expects to use the building for a diverse set of educational programs, including residencies, teacher training, and teen programs.

Established in 1968, ISP has instructed more than two generations of artists, curators, art historians, and critics but has operated out of various leased quarters. Ron Clark has led the program for more than fifty years. He has enlisted distinguished, long-term faculty to ISP, including Benjamin Buchloh, Douglas Crimp, Hal Foster, Isaac Julien, Mary Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Laura Mulvey, Craig Owens, Yvonne Rainer, and Martha Rosler. Alumni of ISP include artists Jennifer Allora, Gregg Bordowitz, Tony Cokes, Danielle Dean, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Renée Green, Jenny Holzer, Emily Jacir, Glenn Ligon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Julian Schnabel; museum directors Richard Armstrong, Johanna Burton, Madeleine Grynsztejn, and Lisa Phillips; critics and art historians Huey Copeland, Miwon Kwon, Pamela M. Lee, and Roberta Smith; and curators Carlos Basualdo, Naomi Beckwith, and Sheena Wagstaff.

The Whitney has conducted a focused search for an architect to adopt 741/45 Washington Street and has selected the architecture firm Johnston Marklee. Established in 1998 in Los Angeles by Sharon Johnston, FAIA, and Mark Lee, the firm has been recognised nationally and internationally with more than fifty significant awards and numerous publications. Projects undertaken by Johnston Marklee are diverse in scale and type, spanning fourteen countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Photo: Creative Commons 1 November 1967 Licence By Ron Kroon for Anefo

Archaeologists from MOLA at the Liberty of Southwark site. Photo: Andy Chopping and the Museum of London Archaeology
Archaeologists from MOLA at the Liberty of Southwark site. Photo: Andy Chopping courtesy Museum of London Archaeology

Large Roman Mosaic Unearthed In London

Archaeologists have uncovered the largest Roman mosaic in London in over 50 years. The two elaborately decorated panels feature large, colourful flowers, geometric patterns and elaborate motifs unique to the capital. It is thought it once decorated the floor of a Roman dining room.The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found came during excavations as part of constructing a regeneration project near the Shard in Southwark.

This is the second significant mosaic to be discovered in the past year. In addition, a Roman villa containing mosaic depictions from Homer’s Iliad was found beneath a farmer’s field. The mosaic, located in Rutland, has been described as the first example of its kind in the UK. It was discovered by the landowner’s son and investigated by archaeologists from the University of Leicester.

Art Basel Spring 2022

Art Basel Announces Spring Exhibitors List 

Art Basel 2022 16 to 19 June 2022

Art Basel has released their list of exhibiting art galleries for 20th and 21st century modern and contemporary art. The fair is one of the world’s leading events presenting around 250 selected galleries worldwide showing works of the highest quality.

Exhibiting Galleries

303 Gallery New York

47 Canal New York

A Gentil Carioca Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Miguel Abreu Gallery New York

Acquavella Galleries New York, Palm Beach

Air de Paris Paris

Galería Juana de Aizpuru Madrid

Andréhn-Schiptjenko Paris, Stockholm

Antenna Space Shanghai

Applicat-Prazan Paris

The Approach London

Art : Concept Paris

Alfonso Artiaco Naples

Balice Hertling Paris

von Bartha Basel, S-chanf, Copenhagen

Galerie Guido W. Baudach Berlin

galería elba benítez Madrid

Bernier/Eliades Athens, Brussels

Daniel Blau Munich

Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

Marianne Boesky Gallery New York, Aspen

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Los Angeles, New York

Bortolami New York

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi Berlin

BQ Berlin

The Breeder Athens

Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong, London, Palm Beach

Galerie Buchholz Berlin, Cologne, New York

Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Lugano

Cabinet London

Campoli Presti Paris, London

Canada New York

Galerie Gisela Capitain Berlin, Cologne

Cardi Gallery Milan, London

carlier gebauer Berlin, Madrid

Carlos/Ishikawa London

Galerie Carzaniga Basel

Casas Riegner Bogotá

Galeria Pedro Cera Lisbon

Cheim & Read New York

Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai



Mehdi Chouakri Berlin

James Cohan Gallery New York

Sadie Coles HQ London

Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin

Galleria Continua San Gimignano, São Paulo, Beijing, Havana, Les Moulins, Paris, Rome

Paula Cooper Gallery New York, Palm Beach

Pilar Corrias London

Galleria Raffaella Cortese Milan

Galerie Chantal Crousel Paris

Thomas Dane Gallery London, Naples

Massimo De Carlo Milan, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Jeffrey Deitch Los Angeles, New York

dépendance Brussels

Di Donna New York

Ecart Geneva

Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin, Leipzig

galerie frank elbaz Paris

Essex Street/Maxwell Graham New York

Experimenter Kolkata

Konrad Fischer Galerie Berlin, Düsseldorf


Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco

Peter Freeman, Inc. New York

Stephen Friedman Gallery London

Frith Street Gallery London

Gagosian Hong Kong, Paris, Athens, Rome, Basel, Geneva, London, Beverly Hills

Galerie 1900-2000 Paris

Galleria dello Scudo Verona

gb agency Paris

Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

Gladstone Gallery Brussels, Rome, New York

Gomide & Co São Paulo

Galería Elvira González Madrid

Goodman Gallery Cape Town, Johannesburg, London

Marian Goodman Gallery Paris, London, New York

Galerie Bärbel Grässlin Frankfurt

Gray Chicago, New York

Alexander Gray Associates New York

Howard Greenberg Gallery New York

Greene Naftali New York

greengrassi London

Galerie Karsten Greve St. Moritz, Cologne, Paris

Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art Lisbon

Galerie Michael Haas Berlin

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, Ciutadella de Menorca, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Zurich, London, Somerset, Los Angeles, New York

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert London

Herald St London

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin, Paris, London

Hollybush Gardens London

Edwynn Houk Gallery New York

Xavier Hufkens Brussels

Mariane Ibrahim Paris, Chicago

A arte Invernizzi Milan

Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo, Hong Kong

Bernard Jacobson Gallery London

Alison Jacques London

Galerie Martin Janda Vienna

Catriona Jeffries Vancouver

Jenkins Johnson Gallery New York, San Francisco

JTT New York

Annely Juda Fine Art London

Kadel Willborn Düsseldorf


Casey Kaplan New York

Karma International Zurich

kaufmann repetto Milan, New York

Sean Kelly New York

Kerlin Gallery Dublin

Anton Kern Gallery New York

Kewenig Berlin, Palma de Mallorca

Edouard Malingue Hong Kong

Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich

König Galerie Berlin, Seoul, London

David Kordansky Gallery Los Angeles

KOW Berlin

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (K-T Z) Berlin

Andrew Kreps Gallery New York

Galerie Krinzinger Vienna

Nicolas Krupp Basel

Kukje Gallery Busan, Seoul

kurimanzutto Mexico City, New York

Labor Mexico City

Galerie Lahumière Paris

Landau Fine Art Montreal, Meggen

Layr Vienna

Simon Lee Gallery London, Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin New York, London, Seoul

Tanya Leighton Berlin, Los Angeles

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, New York

LGDR Paris, Hong Kong, London, New York

Galerie Gisèle Linder Basel

Lisson Gallery London, East Hampton, New York, Shanghai

Luhring Augustine New York

Luxembourg + Co. London

Kate MacGarry London

Magazzino Rome

Mai 36 Galerie Zurich

Gió Marconi Milan

Matthew Marks Gallery New York, Los Angeles

Galerie Max Mayer Düsseldorf


The Mayor Gallery London

Fergus McCaffrey New York, Tokyo, St. Barth

Galerie Greta Meert Brussels

Anthony Meier Fine Arts San Francisco

Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne, Beijing

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, New York, Brussels

kamel mennour Paris

Meyer Riegger Berlin, Karlsruhe

Galleria Massimo Minini Brescia

Victoria Miro Venice, London

Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York

Mnuchin Gallery New York

Modern Art London

The Modern Institute Glasgow

Jan Mot Brussels

mother’s tankstation limited Dublin, London

Galerie Vera Munro Hamburg

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Vienna

Galerie Nagel Draxler Berlin, Cologne, Munich

Richard Nagy Ltd. London

Edward Tyler Nahem New York

Helly Nahmad Gallery New York

Galerie Neu Berlin

neugerriemschneider Berlin

Galleria Franco Noero Turin

David Nolan Gallery New York

Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, Mexico City, Stockholm

Galerie Nathalie Obadia Brussels, Paris

OMR Mexico City

P.P.O.W New York

Pace Gallery Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva, London, East Hampton, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto

Maureen Paley Hove, London

Peres Projects Berlin

Perrotin Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, New York

Petzel New York

Galerie Francesca Pia Zurich

Galeria Plan B Berlin, Cluj

Gregor Podnar Berlin

Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich, New York

ProjecteSD Barcelona

Almine Rech Brussels, Shanghai, Paris, London, New York

Reena Spaulings Fine Art Los Angeles, New York

Regen Projects Los Angeles

Rodeo Pireas, London

Thaddaeus Ropac London, Salzburg, Paris, Seoul

Lia Rumma Milan, Naples

Esther Schipper Berlin

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle


Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin

Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Beirut

Jack Shainman Gallery New York

ShanghART Gallery Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore

Sies + Höke Düsseldorf


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York

Skarstedt Paris, London, East Hampton, New York

Skopia / P.-H. Jaccaud Geneva

Société Berlin

Galerie Pietro Spartà Chagny

Sperone Westwater New York

Sprovieri London

Sprüth Magers

Hong Kong, Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Nils Stærk Copenhagen

Galerie Gregor Staiger Zurich

Stampa Basel

Standard (Oslo) Oslo

Galleria Christian Stein Milan

Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg, Amsterdam

Galeria Luisa Strina São Paulo

Take Ninagawa Tokyo

Templon Brussels, Paris

Galerie Thomas Munich

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP Beijing, Tokyo

Tornabuoni Art Paris, Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Milan, Crans Montana

Travesía Cuatro Guadalajara, Mexico City, Madrid

Galerie Tschudi Zuoz

Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea Turin, Torre Pellice

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois Paris

Van de Weghe East Hampton, New York

Vedovi Gallery Brussels

Vielmetter Los Angeles Los Angeles

Vitamin Creative Space Beijing, Guangzhou

Galleri Nicolai Wallner Copenhagen

Galerie Barbara Weiss Berlin

Wentrup Berlin

Michael Werner Gallery London, New York, Berlin, Cologne

White Cube London, Hong Kong

Barbara Wien Berlin

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff Paris

Galerie Thomas Zander Cologne

Zeno X Gallery Antwerp

ZERO… Milan

David Zwirner New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong


Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions Copenhagen, Berlin

Cristea Roberts Gallery London

mfc-michèle didier Brussels, Paris

Gemini G.E.L. Los Angeles

Sabine Knust Munich

Carolina Nitsch New York

Paragon London

René Schmitt Westoverledingen

Susan Sheehan Gallery New York

STPI Singapore

Two Palms New York

Feature (Artists)

Altman Siegel San Francisco (Lynn Hershman Leeson)

Galerie Maria Bernheim Zurich, London (Ebecho Muslimova)

Ceysson & Bénétière Lyon, Paris, Saint-Etienne, Koerich, New York (Nancy Graves)

Clearing Brussels, Los Angeles, New York (Hugh Hayden)

Bridget Donahue New York (Lynn Hershman Leeson)

Galerie Christophe Gaillard Paris (Ceija Stojka)

Garth Greenan Gallery New York (Jaune Quick-to-See Smith)

Gypsum Gallery Cairo (Ahmed Morsi)

hunt kastner Prague (Ján Mancuska)

Ivan Gallery Bucharest (Lia Perjovschi)

Kasmin New York (William N. Copley)

Galerie Knoell Basel (Meret Oppenheim)

Kohn Gallery Los Angeles (Chiffon Thomas, Bruce Conner)

LambdaLambdaLambda Pristina (Heinz Frank)

Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. Bologna, Milan (Giorgio Morandi)

Daniel Marzona Berlin (Guy Mees)

Mignoni New York (Sol LeWitt)

P420 Bologna (Laura Grisi)

PM8 / Francisco Salas Vigo (Algirdas Šeškus)

Galeria Dawid Radziszewski Warsaw (Jerzy Beres)

Galería RGR Mexico City (Estate of Oswaldo Vigas)

Nara Roesler Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York (Carlito Carvalhosa)

Silverlens Manila (I-Lann Yee)

Galerie Barbara Thumm Berlin (El Hadji Sy)

Vadehra Art Gallery New Delhi (B.V. Doshi)

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Antwerp (Guy Mees)

Statements (Artists)

Athr Gallery Diriyah, Al-‘Ula, Jeddah (Ahaad Al Amoudi)

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery New York (Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.)

Bureau New York (Brandon Ndife)

Chapter NY New York (Tourmaline)

Château Shatto Los Angeles (Aria Dean)

Galerie Crèvecoeur Paris (Sara Sadik)

Jahmek Contemporary Art Luanda (Helena Uambembe)

Jan Kaps Cologne (Kresiah Mukwazhi)

Tina Kim Gallery New York (Mire Lee)

Laveronica arte contemporanea Modica (Daniela Ortiz)

Lyles & King New York (Catalina Ouyang)

Nino Mier Gallery Brussels, Los Angeles, Marfa (Celeste Dupuy-Spencer)

Edouard Montassut Paris (Özgür Kar)

OH Gallery

Dakar (Aliou Diack)

Proyectos Ultravioleta Guatemala City (Edgar Calel)

Galeria Stereo Warsaw (Gizela Mickiewicz)

Veda Florence (Dominique White)

White Space Beijing Beijing (Wang Tuo)

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