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Three Landscapes: A Film Installation by
Roy Lichtenstein

Oct 6, 2011–Feb 12, 2012

Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Detail from Three Landscapes, 1970–71. Three-screen 35mm-film installation, color, silent; one minute (looped). © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Detail from Three Landscapes, 1970–71. Three-screen 35mm-film installation, color, silent; one minute (looped). © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

This exhibition presents Three Landscapes, a little-known triple screen film installation by Roy Lichtenstein, unseen since its showing at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1971 as part of the groundbreaking exhibition Art and Technology. The result of a short residency at Universal Studios in Hollywood, the films, newly restored by the Whitney on their original 35mm format, are testimony to Lichtenstein’s experimentation with form and his fascination with cinema.

Please note that due to technical difficulties with one of the 35mm projectors, the films are currently being shown on video.

Generous support for the conservation of this artwork is provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Significant support for this exhibition is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.