Claes OLDENBURG, Geometric mouse pyramid as an image of the electoral system, doubled  [1/50] Enlarge 1 /1

Claes OLDENBURG

Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Geometric mouse pyramid as an image of the electoral system, doubled [1/50] 1976 Creation Notes: begun 4 May 1976; R.T.P. signed 28 May 1976; cancellation proofed 3 August 1976; printing supervised by Jack Lemon; printed by Jack Lemon, assisted by Thomas Cvikota at Landfall Press, Chicago
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph in 3 colours Support: cream, medium-weight Arches Cover paper, bottom edge deckled, side and top edge torn
Impression: 1/50
Edition: edition of 50 plus 25 artist's proofs, 2 cancellation proofs, 1 hors commerce (signed 14 September 1990), 7 Landfall Press impressions, 2 printer's proofs, 1 right to print proofs, 25 special proofs, 5 black-and-white prints
Publisher: MULTIPLES, INC.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1976

Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "Oldenburg."
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "1/50"
Tertiary Insc: number verso lower left, pencil "C.R. 696 / CO76-594" workshop stamp verso lower left, brown ink "[Landfall Press' symbol] LANDFALL / PRESS, Inc. [indecipherable] Ontario Street / Chicago, Illinois 60610" copyright and workshop stamp verso lower left, brown ink "© Claes Oldenburg 1976 / Landfall Press Inc. / 63 West Ontario / Chicago, Illinois / 60610"
Dimensions: comp 64.4 h x 57.6 w cm sheet 89.0 h x 66.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 156
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.754
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen