Offset lithograph on paper
Classification: poster

Poster

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 (19th Annual Reuben Awards), 1965 (RLCR 1178)
RLCR 1178 (RL 4513)
This Must be the Place (19th Annual Reuben Awards)
1965
Title Source
RLF
Media
Offset lithograph on paper
Signed [rf Lichtenstein] and dated [1965] in plate, lower right.

Edition: unknown

Publisher: National Cartoonists Society

Printer: unknown
Remarks

This is one of eight prints and posters the authors discovered following Corlett's research. See RLCR 1177 for Corlett's research on the print used for this poster. It was created to publicize the National Cartoonists Society's (NCS) Nineteenth Annual Reuben Awards dinner, which took place at the Plaza Hotel in New York on April 20,1965.

An undated NCS press release (found in the New York Public Library clipping files) indicates that NCS published this image as a poster and shortly thereafter Leo Castelli Gallery republished the image as a print, RLCR 1177, from the same printing plates.

In an interview with Jeanne Siegel, "Thoughts on the 'Modern' Period," (published as J. Siegel 1972, p.93) Lichtenstein said that this poster "was supposed to be Buck Rogers architecture, or that's what it meant to me. Then, when looking at it, it began to look very thirties. Later I did a poster for the Lincoln Center Film Festival [see RLCR 1253 and RLCR 1254] and I wanted something about the movies, just as a design, and the thirties occurred to me."

The Archives of the National Cartoonists Society is located at The Ohio State University Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library, Columbus. A copy of the original NCS poster was not located there.

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