Claes OLDENBURG, Typewriter eraser Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Typewriter eraser 1970 Title Notes: 008-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: R.T.P. signed 30 December 1969, cancellation proofed 10 January 1970; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler, printed by Charly Ritt; assisted by Andrew Vlady and Richard Wilke
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph in 3 colours with handworked addition in pencil Support: thick, white Rives BFK paper, cut edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 100 plus 20 artist's proofs, 1 cancallation proof, 3 Gemini G.E.L. proofs, 1 printer's proof II, 1 right to print proof
Publisher: Imprimeries Réunies s.a. Lausanne
Place Published: Lausanne, Switzerland
Date Published: 1970

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "CO 70"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "R.T.P."; handwritten inscription upper centre, pencil "Eraser"
Tertiary Insc: workshop and copyright chopmark lower right "© [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; workshop stamp verso lower left, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; number verso lower left, pencil "CO70-310"
Dimensions: 31.1 h x 24.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 65; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 182
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1135
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen