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Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Soft alphabet - box lid [The soft alphabet comprising 41 sandfilled, sewn-cloth pieces in a wooden box] 1978 Materials & Technique: prints, multiples, wood, textile, sand, stencil wooden box with sliding lid containing 41 pieces, including 19 sewn-cloth letters and 22 sewn-cloth pieces filled with sand and brushed with talcum powder; drawing of soft alphabet screenprinted on box lid Support: wood, cotton, sand
Impression: 16/16
Edition: edition of 16 plus11 proofs
Publisher: MULTIPLES, Inc.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1978

Primary Insc: signed, in black pen "Oldenburg" [verso of box]
Secondary Insc: numbered, in black pen "16/16" [verso of box]
Tertiary Insc: screenprinted, in black ink "A B C D/ G H I J K/ L M N O P Q/ R S T U/ W..." [on box lid]
Dimensions: 56.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1270.2
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen