Claes OLDENBURGGEMINI G.E.L., Geometric mouse, scale D Enlarge 1 /5
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Sweden born 1929


  • United States of America from 1930


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Geometric mouse, scale D "Home-made" 1971 Title Notes: 010-002
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: begun in November 1970; right to construct signed 10 August 1971; fabrication of prototype and edition supervised by Kenneth Tyler and Jeff Sanders; assisted by Norm Haussmann, Carl Tyler and John Coy; edition printed and fabricated by Anderson Lithograph Company, Los Angeles; assembled by Goowill Industries, Los Angeles
Materials & Technique: multiples, planographic, stainless-steel wire hinges, bead chains, nickel-plated fasteners photo-offset lithograph in 3 colours on 5 elements Support: white, medium-weight smooth paper laminated to thick, grey, die-cut car and foamcore
Edition: edition unlimited, unsigned and unnumbered (approximately 3,000 copies were produced in 1971)
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1971

Edition Notes: This is a die-cut paper version of the Geometric Mouse. The paper Geometric Mouse and Base has improvised stainless steel hinges, bead chains, and is printed with reproductions of the artist's notations and signature. Collaboration and supervision by Kenneth Tyler and Jeffrey Sanders, processing and proofing by Jeffrey Sanders and Kenneth Tyler assisted by John Coy, Norm Haussmann and Carl Tyler.
Dimensions: dimensions variable 49.7 h x 42.1 w x 0.6 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 73; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 295
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1507.A-B
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen