Roy Lichtenstein’s Studio Preserved in Greenwich Village
These eyebrow skylights are openings in a new green roof over the late Roy Lichtenstein’s art studio in New York’s Greenwich Village.
The clients brief for Caliper Studio was to preserve the artist’s studio as he left it.
Below the skylights, the studios are lit by a generous dollop of light.
His Pop Art sculptures are arrayed on the new sculpture garden green roof above.
The 1960s era studio is still the home of his widow, Dorothy Lichtenstein.
The renovation recreates the youthful joy of the era, when whitewashed brick was first popular, and dwellings were first repurposed from old warehouses and churches.
Some of the surrounding old buildings in Greenwich village date back several hundred years.
Within this environment, the artist had made his home.
References to the quirky irreverence of the Pop Art movement is apparent in the architects’ subtle renovation.
In a low key way, the architects have succeeded in creating an ode to the humor of Roy Lichtenstein, that’s reminiscent of the whole 1960s.