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Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Notes [R.T.P.] 1968 Title Notes: 002-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: printed between January and September 1968; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler; printed by Dan Gualdoni and Robert de la Rocha, assisted by Richard Wilke; curating and documentation by Kay Tyler and Linda Shaffer, assisted by Rosamund Felsen; typography by Vernon Simpson; letterpress printig by Continental Graphics; bookbinding by Earle Gray Bookbinding Company.
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, planographic, relief lithograph, letterpress enclosed in black cloth over thick cardboard folio Support: white Rives BFK paper with cut edges
Manufacturer's Mark: Gemini chopmark
Impression: R.T.P
Edition: edition of 100 plus 15 artist's proofs, 3 Gemini G.E.L. proofs, 1 printer's proof II, 1 right to print proof proofs, 5 trial proofs
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1968

Edition Notes: Stored in a slipcase covered in black, moderately-textured leatherette, tissue paper page dividers
Primary Insc: each print signed and dated, pencil "Oldenburg 68"; signed and dated on colophon page lower right, pencil "Oldenburg 68"
Secondary Insc: each print numbered lower left "R.T.P."; numbered on colophon page lower right, pencil "R.T.P."; handwritten inscription on colophon page lower left, pencil "To Ken / with greatest / affection for / a heroic job! / Claes."
Tertiary Insc: printed inscription along folio spine, grey ink "CLAES OLDENBURG NOTED GEMINI G.E.L. [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; printed inscription verso cover page bottom centre, black ink "All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in / writing from the publisher Gemini G.E.L., 8221 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046."; printed inscription on colophon page "[blue ink] Notes / [black ink] Twelve original color lithographs / Thirteen pages of text / by / CLAES OLDENBURG / [blue ink] [Gemini G.E.L. symbol] [black ink] GEMINI G.E.L., LOS ANGELES 1968";
Dimensions: slipcase 60.4 h x 42.0 w x 4.0 d cm folio (closed) 59.4 h x 41.8 w x 2.9 d cm page 57.6 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 55; Gemini G.E.L. cats 104-115
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.963.1-12
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen