Two Giant Roy Lichtenstein Sculptures Will Grace the Parrish Museum Lawn

Roy Lichtenstein, Tokyo Brushstroke I & II, rendering. Courtesy of the Parrish Art Museum.

Tokyo Brushstroke I & II (1994), two monumental Roy Lichtenstein sculptures, have new homes outside the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. On long-term loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, courtesy of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and the Fuhrman Family Foundation, the statues will be installed on the museum’s front lawn near Montauk Highway on March 27 and 28.

A soaring 33 feet of painted aluminum that will tower over the Parrish, Tokyo Brushstroke I weighs over 12,000 pounds and will be transported to the museum in two pieces and joined together there. The smaller Tokyo Brushstroke II clocks in at a mere 19 feet, 5,000 pounds. Both works were fabricated by Rhode Island’s Paul Amaral/Amaral Custom Fabrication.

The works are part of larger series Lichtenstein created in the 1990s, and similar “Brushstroke Groups” are on display in Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Washington, D.C., and other cities. During his lifetime, the artist had a long and close relationship with the Parrish Museum, which has hosted several exhibitions of his work. Lichtenstein and his wife Dorothy lived in nearby Southampton year-round beginning in 1970.

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