The late legendary artist Roy Lichtenstein gave the world hard-edged pop art with eye-catching colors and comic book-inspired benday dots. Lichtenstein converted two low Greenwich Village buildings in the 1980s from a metal shop and garage to his own residence and work space. The buildings have been made into a sculpture garden to preserve his work.
Brooklyn-based Caliper Studio refitted the rooftop with a wave-like expanse of greenery. The roof emphasizes graphic forms with two curved concrete shell skylights that elevate patches of grass, creating a feeling of surrealism often shown in the artist's works. The urban pasture bears many similarities to Lichtenstein's work in theatrics and audaciousness.