As today is International Museum Day, it seems like a good time to appreciate living in a city so filled with iconic art that you can’t walk several blocks without running into a masterpiece at one of our museums. With 100 galleries, The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center often feels like a museum of its own, except here, the art is for sale. In our new series, Art to See and Buy, we profile the best art exhibitions in NYC and related works from our dealers at The MAAC, starting with Roy Lichenstein’s pop art women.
It’s the final week of the Morgan Library & Museum’s pivotal exhibition “Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawing Acquisitions” (February 13 – May 25). In the past decade, The Morgan has diversified its astounding collection of old master drawings with hundreds of exceptional works by modern and contemporary icons, including several of Roy Lichenstein’s essential contributions to Pop Art, featuring his signature brightly colored comic book panel style works.That signature is hard to miss in this bold polychrome enamel brooch Lichtenstein created for Multiples Inc. in 1968. Featuring a direct homage to his most iconic hallmark, exaggerated Ben-Day dots, and an oblique design of his most beloved subject: a cupid-bow-lipped blonde beauty styled in his signature primary colors, this piece, which was produced in a limited edition, was a huge success upon release and has naturally remained a favorite over the years. The piece has an engraved signature with stamped copyright 1968 Roy Lichtenstein. To inquire about this piece, contact Leah Gordon Gallery.