Roy Lichtenstein and his studio staff accumulated contemporary documentation about his art, commissions, editions and exhibitions. The Estate of Roy Lichtenstein donated the archives and reference library to the Foundation in 2002. The Foundation continues to collect and add to this comprehensive consultative library and full documentation of the artist’s life and work.
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives measure 600 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2015. The archives contain archival material from Roy Lichtenstein’s studio and personal papers, as well as research material created by the Foundation. The archives consist of object, correspondence and exhibition files; biographical material; artwork documentation, including Castelli Records, print documentation and studio cards; catalogue raisonné research; reference material, including source clippings and notebooks; interviews; photographs, including images of Roy Lichtenstein and his family, artwork and installation shots; audio and video; printed material; catalogues and brochures; and miscellaneous other items.
The Foundation’s archives are available for consultation by qualified researchers, on the Foundation’s premises. However, the Foundation is currently undertaking a multiyear project to process, preserve and digitize its archival collections, and its archives may not be immediately accessible.
As the Foundation adds to its current websites, www.lichtensteinfoundation.org and its related sub-site www.imageduplicator.com, we hope to provide ready access to individuals searching for information about the archives, as well as Roy Lichtenstein’s biography, bibliography, exhibition history and other related and current art publications, installations and exhibitions.
We hope that this information will inspire new research and publications by distinguished art historians as well as by new generations of artists, critics and writers.