Claes OLDENBURG, Chicago stuffed with numbers Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Chicago stuffed with numbers 1977 Title Notes: 018-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: R.T.P. signed 12 November 1976; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler; printed by Kenneth Tyler and John Hutcheson, assisted by Rodney Konopaki at Tyler Graphics, New Bedford, New York
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph in 9 colours Support: cream, heavy-weight Arches Cover mold-made paper, deckled edges
Impression: colour trial proof 6/6
Edition: edition of 85 plus 20 artist's proofs, 5 trial proofs, 6 colour trial proofs, 1 right to print proof, 1 printer's proof I, 1 archive proof, 1 cancellation proof and 2 sets of 17 progressive, unsigned printer's proofs for exhibition purposes
Publisher: The Art Institute of Chicago
Place Published: Chicago
Date Published: 1977

Edition Notes: Four drawn stones and three drawn plates prepared, processed and proofed by Kenneth Tyler on press I.Two photo plates processed and proofed by John Hutcheson on Press II. Edition printing by Tyler on Press I. Edition printing by Hutcheson assisted by Rodney Konopaki on Press II. Nine runs with nine colours. Nine runs from three stones and six aluminum plates: yellow orange (method Ib; IIa), grey-green (method Ib; IIa), transparent grey-green (method 3c; IIa), blue (method Ia; I), transparent blue (method 3b (JH); IIa), green (method Ib; IIa), red-violet (method Ia; IIa), yellow (method Ia; IIa), and brown-red (method Ib; IIa). This edition was printed for the artist as a donation to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "Oldenburg"; not dated
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "C.T.P. 6/6"
Tertiary Insc: workshop chopmark lower right "[Tyler Graphics symbol]"; copyright and artist's stamp verso lower left, black ink "© COPYRIGHT 1977 / CLAES OLDENBURG"; number verso lower left, pencil "CO 76-301"; paper watermark lower right "ARCHES / FRANCE"
Dimensions: image 97.8 h x 66.6 w cm sheet 120.8 h x 79.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 166; Tyler Graphics documentation, 1977; Walker Arts Centre (1987), 477.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.369
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen