Claes OLDENBURG, Medusa  [43/60] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Medusa [43/60] 1975 Description: from the portolio of 6 prints Erotic Fantasy Etchings 1974-75
Creation Notes: printed by Maurice Payne, Petersburg Press, London
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching in 1 colour Support: white, heavy-weight Wookey Hole handmade paper, deckled edges
Impression: 43/60
Edition: edition of 60 (10 each of Indigo blue, purple, burnt sienna, blue, yellow ochre, vermillion) plus 12 artist's proofs (2 copies of each of 6 colours), 1 bon à tirer
Place Published: London and New York
Date Published: 1975

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Oldenburg. 75"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "43/60"
Tertiary Insc: copyright chopmark lower right "©"; watermark of artist's signature lower right "Oldenburg"
Dimensions: comp 25.0 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 63.5 h x 51.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 123.5
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.1964
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen