Claes OLDENBURGGEMINI G.E.L., Notes - image #10 Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929


  • United States of America from 1930


publisher (organisation)

Notes - image #10 1968 Description: City as alphabet

Collection Title: an incomplete 'Notes' portfolio without text pages 1968
Title Notes: 002-024
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, planographic colour lithograph printed from six aluminium plates Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's marks
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 100: plus 15AP; 5TP; RTP; PPII; 3GEL; C
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1968

Edition Notes: Image #10 with notations in pencil by KET and press punch holes on top. Collaboration and supervision by Kenneth Tyler, processing and proofing by Tyler with edition printing by James Webb. Colours printed: purple, green-grey, gold-yellow, transparent grey, red-orange, graphite grey. This is one sheet 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. This folio has no text pages and a mixture of the 12 colour prints.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "#10" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SHOP PROOF C.O. 68-186" inscribed centre left, pencil "darker[underlined]" verso: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "#10 / FLAT DARKER A TOUCH[underlined] / TAKES EDGES LINES OUT / OF ALPHABET CITY"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 55.8 h x 38.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Gemini G.E.L. (1984), 113
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1783.12
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen