Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) – photo: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg – Roy Lichtenstein  – Illustration for “Passage du Nord-Ouest (Portrait of Allen Ginsberg)”, Les Edition du Solstice, Paris, 1992

It’s the anniversary today of the birth of the American painter, Roy Lichtenstein. The two of them, Allen and Lichtenstein, collaborated on a limited edition, La Nouvelle Chute de l’Amerique (The New Fall of America), ten initialed etchings and aquatints, one printed in black, nine printed in color ( published in Paris, by Édition du Solstice, 1992)

Here’s a CBS profile, posthumous from 2011

Roy Lichtenstein died the same year, a few months later than Allen

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation remains the central location

The donation of his voluminous archives to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art in 2018 (including notes on the Ginsberg collaboration) is detailed – here

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