Press Release

New York: October 15, 2003 – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Roy Lichtenstein and Henri Matisse. On view from November 3 through December 13, Still Life with Sculpture: Lichtenstein and Matisse will document Lichtenstein’s use of imagery drawn from the painting and sculpture of Matisse. Lichtenstein’s connection to Matisse exists on many levels: both artists were concerned with the use of color to define space; both created paintings and sculpture concurrently throughout their careers; and both made a practice of utilizing their own creations as source material to create a self-referential body of work. This exhibition focuses on the Lichtenstein painting “Still Life with Sculpture,” 1974, and two works by Matisse that inspired it: the painting “Goldfish and Sculpture” (1912) from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the sculpture “Nu Couché I (Aurore)” (1907). The show provides a rare opportunity to view these two major pieces by Matisse together with the Lichtenstein works that refer to them. Also included in the exhibition will be Lichtenstein's "Goldfish Bowl II," (1978), a sculptural rendering of the goldfish in Matisse's still life, as well as several drawings and related works. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Monday, November 3, from 6 pm until 8 pm. Gallery hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Mitchell-Innes & Nash has been the exclusive representative of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein since January 2001. To preview the exhibition or for further information, please visit the gallery website at www.miandn.com. For press information, contact: Stacy Bolton Communications: (212) 721-5350 or sbstul@aol.com.