Woodcut on natural handmade Okawara paper
25 1/16 x 18 3/8 in. (63.7 x 46.7 cm)<div class="div_addlDim"><span class="gray">Image:</span> 20 13/16 x 13 1/2 in. (52.9 x 34.3 cm)</div>
Numbered, signed [rf Lichtenstein], and dated ['81] in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: [Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop]. Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: [RL80-513]
Classification: print

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: Picture and Pitcher, 1981 (RLCR 3036)
RLCR 3036 (Corlett 183; RL 3683)
Picture and Pitcher
1981
Title Source
Corlett
Media
Woodcut on natural handmade Okawara paper
Dimensions
25 1/16 x 18 3/8 in. (63.7 x 46.7 cm)
Image: 20 13/16 x 13 1/2 in. (52.9 x 34.3 cm)
Description
Edition of 30; plus 10 AP, 1 RTP, 2 PP, 1 PPI, 1 PPII, 1 A, 1 C, 1 SP

Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Printer: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Collaboration: The teakwood blocks were carved by artisans in Ahmadabad, India, in 1978, under the supervision of the artist; Roger Campbell (carving of new block, proofing, and edition printing); Lee Funderburg (reworking of existing blocks, proofing, and edition printing); Kenneth Tyler (proofing)

Runs: 3 colors, in 3 runs, from 3 woodblocks:
1 white (walnut)
2 yellow (teakwood)
3 black (teakwood)
Inscriptions
Numbered, signed [rf Lichtenstein], and dated ['81] in pencil, lower right. Blind stamp, lower right: [Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop]. Workshop number on verso in pencil, lower left: [RL80-513]
Remarks

The teakwood blocks for RLCR 3023, Goldfish Bowl, RLCR 3029, Lamp, and this work were cut in India, during Lichtenstein's visit with the Sarabhai family in Ahmadabad in November 1978. In the spring of 1980 the artist took the blocks to Tyler Graphics Ltd., where they were laminated to plywood panels to control warping and splitting, then reworked to improve registration. For Lamp and Picture and Pitcher, one walnut block was also added, carved at Tyler Graphics Ltd. For each of these prints, the Tyler Graphics Ltd. catalogue raisonné (Tyler 1987) gives exact method and press types, as well as the initials of the printers for each run.

These three images are closely related to Lichtenstein's painted bronze sculptures: RLCR 2640, Picture and Pitcher (Prototype) (1977), RLCR 2617, Lamp II (Prototype) (1977), and RLCR 2596, Goldfish Bowl II (Prototype) (1977) (repr. in Cowart 1981b, pp. 157, 158, and Hendrickson 1988, p. 61, respectively).

Related Works
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Exhibitions
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Roy Lichtenstein: Recent Painting and Sculpture, June 6–25, 1983 (only Nagoya) (Nantenshi Gallery 1983). Traveled to: Gallery Humanité, Nagoya, Japan, June 27–July 9, 1983 (expanded with a selection of prints).
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Roy Lichtenstein: Interiors, July 24–October 10, 1999 (MCA, Chicago 1999).
Mitchell-Innes & Nash (1018 Madison Avenue), New York, Roy Lichtenstein: The Popular Image, November 10–December 19, 2014.
Literature
"Prints and Photographs Published: Roy Lichtenstein." Print Collector's Newsletter 12, no. 3 (July–August 1981), p. 83.
Tyler, Kenneth E. Tyler Graphics Catalogue Raisonné, 1974–1985. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center; New York : Abbeville Press, 1987, no. 361:RL29.

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