Claes OLDENBURG, Study for standing mitt  [40/50] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Study for standing mitt [40/50] 1976 Description: published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Claes Oldenburg: six themes at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 16 January - 27 February 1976
Creation Notes: printed 1975; printing supervised by Jack Lemon; printing by Precision Colorplate Company, Chicago
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic offset lithograph in 4 colours Support: cream, heavy-weight Hammerhill Antique Cover paper, right-hand edge torn, left-hand, top and bottom edges cut
Impression: 40/50
Edition: edition of 50 plus edition of 25 Roman Numeral prints
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Place Published: New York and Boston
Date Published: 1976

Primary Insc: signed lower centre, pencil "Oldenburg."; not dated
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "40/50"
Tertiary Insc: printed inscription in image centre, black ink "CO."; printed inscription in image lower right, black ink "75"; printed inscription verso lower left, black ink "© Claes Oldenburg 1976 / Landsfail Press Inc, / 63 West Ontario / 60610"
Dimensions: comp 70.4 h x 54.0 w cm sheet 96.6 h x 61.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 138
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.753
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen