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Photographs of Roy Lichtenstein can be found in both the Harry Shunk Archive (at the Getty Research Institute) and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives.

Harry Shunk Archive

The Shunk-Kender Photography Collection contains several photographs of Lichtenstein, including images of the artist at his 1965 exhibition opening at Galerie Ileana Sonnabend in Paris and at the Venice Biennale 1966.

In 2008, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation bought over 200,000 Shunk-Kender and Shunk photographs and materials from the Estate of Harry Shunk, as administered by the Public Administrator of the County of New York City.

In 2014, after years of digitizing and cataloguing, the Foundation donated the vast bulk of this historical collection to the Getty Research Institute, Centre Pompidou, Tate, Museum of Modern Art and National Gallery of Art, making this invaluable work available to the public. Additional donations by the Foundation to museums will be forthcoming.

For more information about the archive, please visit the Getty Research Institute’s Shunk-Kender web page.

to view low-resolution scans of many of the photographs in the archive
to consult the Finding Aid for the archive
to order photographs and/or permission to use them
or, to ask a question.

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Archives

The photographic archive of images of Roy Lichtenstein is comprised of materials by named and unidentified photographers and includes vintage prints, copy prints, slides, Polaroids, contact sheets, clippings and vintage periodicals that were part of the artist's studio. Since 1999, additional copy prints, contact sheets, low-res digital scans and clippings have been identified and added to the archive. The material is available for viewing purposes only by appointment. In most cases, the material has been collected for research purposes only and the Foundation does not hold the copyright. Determining and obtaining reproduction rights, fees and permissions are the sole responsibility of the user. Any liability for their improper use is the sole responsibility of the user.

For all research requests related to Roy Lichtenstein please contact Justin Brancato at jbrancato@lichtensteinfoundation.org.