Claes OLDENBURG, Untitled [Kassel] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Untitled [Kassel] 1968
Collection Title: the portfolio 'Notes' 1968
Title Notes: 002-015
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief colour lithograph with embossing and gloss varnish printed from aluminum and stone 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 G.E.L. 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. Six colour lithograph with embossing prined from aluminum and stone in the following sequence: opaque white, blue-black, transparent gray, green-black, blue black, graphite gray and embossing. Supervised by Kenneth Tyler, printed on 29 February 1968. Edition printing by James Webb, assisted by Richard Wilke; edition cancelled 30 September 1968.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, 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 "68.180"; workshop stamp verso lower left, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; printed inscription, ink "Giant Mon Kassell / [written vertically] skyscraper / group / or s. m. train / [written horizontally] for Kassell / reversed navel / potato chip / (golf course) / souvenir / DOKUMENTA"
Dimensions: 57.6 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 55.5; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 107
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.963.5
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen