Guide to the Catalogue

Welcome to Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné, a digital publication by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation that is available to users at no charge. It was launched on the occasion of the artist's centennial in October 2023.   

The chapters in this guide outline the scope of our catalogue raisonné project, specify research methodology and resources used, and define the organizational principles that inform the catalogue entries.

The content on these pages was created from documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation's complete or current knowledge. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



This catalogue presents Lichtenstein's entire oeuvre. Artworks have been classified primarily by technique, e.g., drawing, followed by sub-classifications based on materials, e.g., drawing (pastel) and function, e.g., drawing (color separation).

Where applicable, we distinguish between unique and editioned works within the same classification, e.g., sculpture (unique) and sculpture (editioned).

The acetate and Rowlux/plastic classifications were defined by techniques specific to Lichtenstein.

In-depth notes have been added for a selected group of classifications, to be expanded in the future.