Screenprint, in yellow, red, and black, on glossy white paper
<span class="gray">Height of the roll:</span> H. 30 3/16 in. (76.7 cm)<div class="div_addlDim"><span class="gray">Image:</span> 15 11/16 x 30 3/16 in. (39.8 x 76.7 cm) (one repeat)</div>
Sheets have been autographed by the artist
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: Wrapping Paper, 1969 (RLCR 1806)
RLCR 1806 (Corlett III.44; RL 3833)
Wrapping Paper
Title Source
Screenprint, in yellow, red, and black, on glossy white paper
Height of the roll: H. 30 3/16 in. (76.7 cm)
Image: 15 11/16 x 30 3/16 in. (39.8 x 76.7 cm) (one repeat)
Edition: unknown

Publisher: Bert Stern, for On 1st, New York

Printer: unknown, possibly Artmongers Manufactory, New York
Sheets have been autographed by the artist

The wrapping paper was commercially printed for sale at Bert Stern's On 1st store. Correspondence found in the artist's studio records indicates that the paper may have been manufactured by Artmongers Manufactory, New York. In Rita Reif’s New York Times article about the opening of the On 1st store, she mentions and illustrates Lichtenstein’s wrapping paper “at $1 per sheet, measuring 30 inches square.” (Reif 1968)

The same composition, with color modifications, was used for RLCR 1621, Wallpaper, also sold at On 1st. Also see Lichtenstein’s design for RLCR 1748, Paper Plate.

The authors have replaced Corlett's date "1968?," with that written on this work's RL Studio Photograph.

Related Works
Baumgold, Julie. "New Action On First: The Superstore." New York Magazine 1, no. 33 (November 18, 1968), p. 38 color ill., p. 39 color ill.