A house in New York, once owned by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, has been up for sale for $4.39 million.
The house has been put on the market by artist Paul Waldman and his wife Diane, art historian and former deputy director at the Guggenheim – the current owners of the property. The couple bought the property in 1968 along with Roy Lichtenstein. The original purpose of the house was to serve as a summer retreat, with additional living quarters and a studio built after the purchase.
In 1970, the Waldmans bought the Lichtenstein share of the house, thus getting complete ownership of the property. Over the years, numerous notable figures in the art world have been hosted at the house, including painter Elsworth Kelly, art dealer Leo Castellia, and director of Guggenheim Museum Thomas Messer.
The house is located at 65 Wooley Street in Southampton, New York. It was originally constructed in 1916. Currently, the property is two stories tall, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and a dining room. There is also an adjoining studio was once served as an art studio for Roy Lichtenstein.
As part of the preparation before the house hit the market, the Waldmans decorated the house with exquisite art. A collection of Indian miniatures and teak shutters from India adorn every room of the house. Bennington pottery could be found gracing the dining table. Paul Waldman also cultivated an English garden in the backyard of the house, adorned with ceramic birdhouses sculpted by the artist himself.