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The Drawings of Roy Lichtenstein 1961–1986.
Photography by Laurie Lambrecht

Roy Lichtenstein on Screen
To coincide with the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968, the Morgan is screening several films that examine the work of Lichtenstein and his contemporaries.

Roy Lichtenstein
(1976, 53 minutes)
Director: Michael Blackwood

In this film by acclaimed director Michael Blackwood, we travel to Lichtenstein's Long Island studio and observe, from start to finish, the creation of one of his most elaborate compositions, The Artist's Studio. During the process, narrated by Lichtenstein himself, we learn that his parody of works of such artists as Picasso, Matisse, and Leger, serves to portray his ideas about what art—its imagery and stylistic modes—is. Courtesy of Michael Blackwood Productions.

followed by:

The Drawings of Roy Lichtenstein 1961–1986
(1987, 20 minutes)
Directors: Edgar B. Howard and Seth Schneidman

Lichtenstein once said that drawing was "a way of describing my thoughts as quickly as possible." This lively look at Lichtenstein's vision and technique provides a useful overview of his work, showing the genesis of many of his great works as they evolve from drawings into the slick, industrial style surfaces we all know. Produced in association with The Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy of Checkerboard Film Foundation, New York.
Friday, October 1, 2010, 7 p.m.

Films are free with museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening. Advance reservations for Morgan Members only: (212) 685-0008, ext. 560, or

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.