Offset lithograph, in yellow, red, blue, and black, on white wove paper
<span class="gray">Sheet:</span> 24 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (62.9 x 45.2 cm)<div class="div_addlDim"><span class="gray">Image:</span> 21 3/8 x 16 in. (54.3 x 40.7 cm)</div>
Signed [rf Lichtenstein] and dated [1965] in plate, lower right. Some impressions are also signed [rf Lichtenstein] in pencil, below the printed signature
Classification: print


The print and poster entries in this online catalogue follow the documentation and comments published in the authoritative book:

Mary Lee Corlett. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1948–1993, 2nd ed. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002 (Corlett 2002). First published in 1994 (Corlett 1994). Introduction by Ruth E. Fine (Fine 1994a).

Corlett documented 311 editioned prints and posters by Lichtenstein produced from 1948 through 1997, with three works published in 1998 after the artist’s death: RLCR 4622, 4755, and 4752. Along with them, Corlett documented select posters, announcements, and other printed works in unspecified editions (totaling 76 items); these were either designed by the artist or based on the artist’s designs, or reproductions approved in collaboration with the artist. Prints not documented by Corlett (RLCR 999, 1178, 3625, 3664, 4685, 357, 4195, and 3884) were added to this digital catalogue raisonné. Reproductions are no longer included, only references to them per Corlett or in added commentaries.

The individual online entries’ style and structure closely follow Corlett 2002 and differ slightly from all other entries except for small style changes made for consistency.

All prints or poster impressions formerly or currently in the artist’s estate were re-photographed by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation for this online publication to provide the best image quality. Impressions or objects in other collections are reproduced with the best available imagery at the time of publication. Some entries are still illustrated with the images Corlett's book provided, mostly photographs of impressions in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Illustrations of woodblocks and other print matrices, as well as print variants, such as different states (RLCR 217, St. George and the Dragon (I) [Killing the Dragon]), ink color variants (RLCR 289, Hunter with Dog), paper color variants (RLCR 269, Approaching the Castle) and teaching aides (RLCR 2871, American Indian Theme I), have been added as Research Images when mentioned in the entry and/or when discovered and available....

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Catalogue entry

Artwork: This Must Be the Place, 1965 (RLCR 1177)
RLCR 1177 (Bianchini 13; Corlett III.20; RL 3809.1965)
This Must Be the Place
Title Source
Bianchini; Corlett; RL Register
Offset lithograph, in yellow, red, blue, and black, on white wove paper
Sheet: 24 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (62.9 x 45.2 cm)
Image: 21 3/8 x 16 in. (54.3 x 40.7 cm)
Edition: unknown

Publisher: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Printer: unknown
Signed [rf Lichtenstein] and dated [1965] in plate, lower right. Some impressions are also signed [rf Lichtenstein] in pencil, below the printed signature

This image was created to publicize the National Cartoonists Society's (NCS) Nineteenth Annual Reuben Awards dinner (1965). An undated NCS press release (found in the New York Public Library clipping files) indicates that it was first published as a poster by the Society (RLCR 1178). Shortly thereafter the Leo Castelli Gallery republished the image as this print, RLCR 1177. The press release states: "The Castelli Gallery in New York has arranged for a special limited edition of the drawing for the NCS poster, printed from the same plates, that will be sold at the Gallery for $15. a print. The Society edition is already a collectors item. So, after it has done its job to publicize the Reuben Awards . . . and we hope you post it for the widest exposure . . . put it in your print collection." 

In 2002, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation published a reprint of this 1965 print; the posthumous screenprinted edition was executed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (Gemini no. RL02-5290).

Related Works
Bianchini, Paul, ed. Roy Lichtenstein: Drawings and Prints. Lausanne: Publications IRL, 1970, no. 13.
Döring, Jürgen, and Claus von der Osten. Roy Lichtenstein: Posters. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2008. Exhibition catalogue (2008 Hamburg MKG), no. 9, p. 59 color ill. [not exhibited].