Claes OLDENBURG, The letter Q as beach house, with sailboat Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

The letter Q as beach house, with sailboat 1972 Title Notes: 015-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: R.T.P. signed 29 August 1972; cancellation proofed 15 November 1972; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler; printed by George Page
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic 15 colour lithograph printed from aluminum plate Support: white Arjomari paper with cut edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 100 plus 12 artist's proofs, 10 trial proofs, right to print, printer's proof II, 3 Gemini G.E.L. impressions, 3 colour trial proofs, cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: 15 colour lithograph printed from aluminum plate in the following sequence: yellow flat, tan flat, orange crayon, yellow spray, tan spray, orange spray, gray flat, blue flat, pink flat, green flat, blue crayon, deep orange line, brown line, brown line, blue pencil line. Supervised by Kenneth Tyler, edition printing by George Page.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "© CO."; not dated
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "R.T.P."
Tertiary Insc: workshop 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 "CO72-456"
Dimensions: comp 72.2 h x 54.6 w cm sheet 99.2 h x 75.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 96; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 416
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1139
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen