Claes OLDENBURG, Soft toilet # 3 -- on chalk board Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Soft toilet # 3 -- on chalk board 1972 Title Notes: 014-003
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: R.T.P. signed 17 August 1972, cancellation proofed 18 August 1972; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler; printed by Jeff Wasserman
Materials & Technique: prints, stencil screenprint in 3 colours Support: white Arjomari paper with deckled edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 70 plus 6 artist's proofs, 5 trial proofs, right to print, printer's proof II, 3 Gemini G.E.L impressions, cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: 3 colour screenprint printed in the following sequence green, pink and blue. Supervision by Kenneth Tyler and edition printing by Jeffrey Wasserman.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "CO 72"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "RTP"
Tertiary Insc: workshop and copyright chopmark lower right "© [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; artist's and copyright chopmark lower right "© CLAES OLDENBURG 1972"; publisher's stamp verso lower left, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; number verso lower left, pencil "CO72-5043"; paper watermark lower left, vertical "ARCHES / FRANCE"
Dimensions: comp 47.0 h x 36.2 w cm sheet 76.2 h x 57.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 94; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 415
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1138.3
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen