No. 487: Early Lichtenstein, Candice Lin

Episode No. 487 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch, and artist Candice Lin.

Price and Finch are the co-curators of “Roy Lichtenstein:  History in the Making, 1948-60.” The exhibition examines Lichtenstein’s early work, with particular attention to Lichtenstein’s synthesis of European modernism, American painting and contemporary vernacular sources. The exhibition is on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through June 6. For now, the museum is open only to current Colby students, faculty and staff. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Rizzoli Electa. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $33. From Waterville, Maine, the exhibition will travel to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Price and Finch are curators at the Nasher and Colby, respectively.

On the second segment, Candice Lin discusses her work on the occasion of “Visionary New England” at the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. The exhibition, which was curated by Sarah Montross, jumps off from New England’s embrace of visionary and utopian cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries — think Brook Farm, Fruitlands and experimental psychology — to look at how artists address some of the same ideas. Lin’s work examines trade routes and material histories as part of her investigation of colonialism, racism and sexism. Her first solo museum show will open at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in August before traveling to Harvard’s Carpenter Center in 2022.

Air date: March 4, 2021.

Roy Lichtenstein, Washington Crossing the Delaware II, c. 1951. Oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches (61.3 x 76.3 cm). Courtesy of Gabriel Miller. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Lichtenstein, Pilot, c. 1948. Pastel, graphite pencil on colored paper; 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches (26.7 x 34.9 cm). Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection; gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, 2019.43. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Lichtenstein, Variations No. 7, 1959. Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection; gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, 2019.277. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

Additional JPEGs are available at the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation website:

Installation view of Candice Lin in “Visionary New England” (October 8, 2020 – March 14, 2021) at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. Photograph by Julia Featheringill.

Installation view of Candice Lin in “Visionary New England” (October 8, 2020 – March 14, 2021) at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. Photograph by Julia Featheringill.

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