Claes OLDENBURG, Untitled [Kneeling building] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Untitled [Kneeling building] 1968
Collection Title: the portfolio 'Notes' 1968
Title Notes: 002-019
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief 6 colour lithograph with embossing printed from aluminum and stone Support: white Rives BFK paper with cut edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 100 plus 15 artist's proofs, 1 cancellation proof, 3 Gemini G.E.L. proofs, 1 printer's proof II, 1 right to print proof, 5 trial proofs
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. 6 colour lithograph printed from aluminum and stone in the following sequence: opaque white, blue-black, transparent gray, embossing. Supervised by Kenneth Tyler, edition printing by Charles Ritt assisted by Richard Wilke.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "Oldenburg 68"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower right, pencil "R.T.P."
Tertiary Insc: workshop chopmark lower left "© [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; number verso lower right, pencil "68-179"; workshop stamp verso lower right, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; printed inscription, ink "chop / enlarged / small / mechanical / parts / kneeling building / skate mon."
Dimensions: comp 54.0 h x 36.6 w cm sheet 57.8 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 55.7; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 106
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.963.7
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen