Claes OLDENBURG, Crusoe umbrella  [28/50] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Crusoe umbrella [28/50] 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 sugar-lift acquatint and etching in 3 colours Support: gray, medium-weight laid paper glued to cream, medium-weight Koller HMP Lexington paper, torn and deckled edges
Impression: 28/50
Edition: edition of 50 plus 13 artist's proofs VII/XIII-XIII/XIII on Weybridge paper), 2 bon à tirer (1 on Weybridge paper), 1 trial proof (on Weybridge paper)
Publisher: MULTIPLES, INC.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1979

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "CO Oldenburg 79"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "28/50"
Tertiary Insc: publisher's chopmark lower left "[Multiples, Inc. symbol] MULTIPLES"; workshop chopmark lower right "AEROPRESS"; paper watermark lower right "HMP"
Dimensions: comp 27.0 h x 33.5 w cm sheet 53.0 h x 61.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 167
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.758
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen