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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Garry Winogrand and Roy Lichtenstein — two major retrospectives — set for the National Gallery

Garry Winogrand, the famous American photographer of 20th century life, will be the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art in 2014.
Garry Winogrand's photograph “Las Vegas, 1957” (Courtesy of National Gallery of Art/The Estate of Garry Winogrand, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco) (Garry Winogrand)

The gallery announced Wednesday that it has organized the Winogrand show with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where it will open in 2013. Although Winogrand is greatly admired by photography scholars and collectors, a great deal of his work has never been exhibited. This show is the first retrospective of his work in 25 years.

Also getting the full career review at the gallery will be Roy Lichtenstein, the pop art icon. “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective” opens Oct. 14.

The Winogrand show will include about 200 photographs and nearly half have never been printed before. Working mainly in New York City, Winogrand worked so furiously that he put off printing and editing the shots. When he died in 1984, he left 6,500 rolls of film that had been developed but not transferred to contact sheets and 2,500 rolls that weren’t developed.

Researchers did a review of all the images, enabling the show to go beyond his signature photographs of the 1960s to also include his work from the 1950s, 1970s and his time in Los Angeles.

The Lichtenstein exhibition is the first major review of his work since his death in 1997. It will contain 130 of his paintings and sculptures. The show is organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, London, in association with the National Gallery.

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