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Gagosian Quarterly

September 14, 2015

Behind the Art

Roy Lichtenstein: Greene Street Mural

In December 1983, Roy Lichtenstein created Greene Street Mural, an unprecedented, site-specific, and temporary wall painting at Leo Castelli Gallery at 142 Greene Street. In accordance with Lichtenstein’s intention, the work was destroyed after the six-week show. More than thirty years after its creation, Gagosian presents a full-scale painted replica of the original work, based on documentation from the artist’s studio and produced by sign painters under the supervision of his former studio assistant.

Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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