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New Lichtenstein installation lands at Indianapolis Museum of Art

New Lichtenstein installation lands at Indianapolis Museum of Art

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On August 29, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will unveil its newest acquisition, Roy Lichtenstein’s giant 'Five Brushstrokes' in front of the main museum building, warmly welcoming visitors to the institution

Five Brushstrokes, a massive installation by Roy Lichtenstein, will soon become part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art landscape, launching with an all-day party next month. The unique artwork consists of five elements, ranging from 5 to 12 metres. 

Lichtenstein himself never saw the completed work. The colossal sculpture was commissioned in the early 1980s for the Stuart Collection at the University of California San Diego, but due to its large size, was never fabricated at full scale. However, In 2012, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation produced two examples of the work  with the second edition staying with the Foundation.

 "We have been working in partnership with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in New York for over a year to bring this iconic work of art to Indianapolis," said IMA director and CEO Charles L. Venable.