Claes OLDENBURG, Postcard of the spoon on the Île St. Louis, with needles  [22/50] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Postcard of the spoon on the Île St. Louis, with needles [22/50] 1979 Creation Notes: begun October 1978; bon à tirer signed 21 March 1979; printed by Patricia Branstead, assisted by Gretchen Gelb at Aeropress, New York
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio soft- and hardground etching, sugarlift and spitbite aquatint in 4 colours Support: beige, thin Kitakata paper glued to white, heavy-weight Ventry paper, deckled edges
Impression: 22/50
Edition: edition of 50 plus 12 artist's proofs, 1 bon à tirer, 1 unsigned proof
Publisher: MULTIPLES, INC.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1979

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Oldenburg. / 79"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "22/50"
Tertiary Insc: publisher's chopmark lower left "[Multiples, Inc. symbol] / MULTIPLES" workshop chopmark lower left "AEROPRESS"
Dimensions: comp 32.0 h x 27.0 w cm sheet 66.6 h x 53.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 168
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.749
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen