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. Reproductions are no longer included in this online catalogue, only references to them per Corlett or in added commentaries.
The individual entries’ style and structure closely follow Corlett 2002 and differ slightly from all other entries in this online catalogue 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 the 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....
Publisher: Richard Kasak and Citadel Press, Inc., New York
Printer: Atelier Mourlot, New York
This lithograph was produced to accompany the deluxe signed and numbered edition of Frederic Tuten's book The Adventures of Mao on the Long March (A Richard Kasak Book/The Citadel Press, 1971). The image appeared as the book's cover image (RLCR 1926).
The book and print were packaged together in a three-sided Plexiglas box measuring 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (67.9 x 52.7 x 3.2 cm). Around the edges of the box are black strips of single-ply board, printed in red, the letters being formed by two rows of dots: (top and bottom) [The Adventures of Mao on the Long March]; (left and right sides) [• By Frederic Tuten • Lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein •]. The print and backing board face outward. Behind the print and filling the box is a Styrofoam panel with an indentation that cradles the book (which faces the back of the box). Framing the book is a silver-foil paper mat. The whole package is shrink-wrapped in plastic. The package was designed by Susanna Torre and produced and assembled by Bud Esry, Art Consultation Service.