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Roy Lichtenstein sculpture to be installed at Wallis Annenberg Center

November 06, 2013|By David Ng
  • Roy Lichtenstein's sculpture "Coups de Pinceau" (1988).
Roy Lichtenstein's sculpture "Coups de Pinceau" (1988). (Roy Lichtenstein Foundation )

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture will be installed on the grounds of the newly opened Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The artist's "Coups de Pinceau" (1988) is scheduled to be unveiled Saturday on South Santa Monica Boulevard between North Crescent and North Canon drives.

The artwork, which is an artist's proof created posthumously in 2011, is on extended loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in New York. (An artist's proof is, in this case, a recently created edition of the original conception.) The colorful sculpture stands nearly 30 feet tall and will be visible to the general public.

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Lichtenstein, who died in 1997, was a key member of the pop art movement in the 20th century. The artist was the subject of a major retrospective last year at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts officially opened to the public in October after a decade of planning. The center was designed by architect Zoltan Pali and the firm Studio Pali Fekete.

The sculpture's French titled translates to "Brushstrokes."


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