Claes OLDENBURG, Untitled [Punching bag] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Untitled [Punching bag] 1968
Collection Title: the portfolio 'Notes' 1968
Title Notes: 002-005
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic 8 colour lithograph printed from aluminum plates Support: white Rives BFK paper with cut edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 100 plus 15 artist proofs, 5 trial proofs, right to print, printer's proof II, 3 Gemini impressions, cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1968

Edition Notes: This print is from a portfolio of 12 colour prints and 13 pages of text plus title and colophon pages in a handmade folio with text in letterpress. 8 colour lithograph printed from aluminum plates in light yellow, blue, yellow ochre, light brown, dark brown, dark blue, transparent gray, graphite gray. Printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler, edition printing by Dan Gualdoni assisted by Paul Drake. Edition cancelled 30 September 1968.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "Oldenburg 68"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "R.T.P."
Tertiary Insc: workshop chopmark lower right "© [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; number verso lower left, pencil "68-183"; workshop stamp verso lower left, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; printed inscription below image "punch. bag. / Set / against / a hillside / or floating"
Dimensions: sheet 57.8 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 55.1; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 104
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.963.1
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen