Claes OLDENBURG, Untitled [City as alphabet] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Untitled [City as alphabet] 1968
Collection Title: the portfolio 'Notes' 1968
Title Notes: 002-025
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic 6 colour lithograph printed from aluminum plate Support: white, medium-weight Rives BFK paper with cut edges
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 100 plus 15 artist's proofs, 5 trial proofs, right to print proof, 3 Gemini G.E.L. impressions, printer's proof II, 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. 6 colour lithograph printed from aluminum in the following sequence: purple, green-gray, gold-yellow, transparent gray, red-orange, graphite gray. Supervised by Kenneth Tyler, edition printing by James Webb.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "Oldenburg 68"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "R.T.P."
Tertiary Insc: workshop chopmark lower centre "© [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"; number verso lower centre, pencil "68-186"; workshop stamp verso lower centre, grey ink "GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF."; printed inscription, ink ""C" / (MU) SE (UM) / Ed / pat / City as alphabet"
Dimensions: 57.6 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 55.10; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 113
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.963.10
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen