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Claes OLDENBURG

Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Study for steel and lead ashtray [36/50] 1976 Creation Notes: begun 1975; editioned April-May 1976; signed June 1976; printing supervised by Kathan Brown; printed by John Slivon, assisted by Patrick Foy at Crown Point Press, Oakland, California
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio soft-ground etching and acquatint in 5 colours Support: white, heavy-weight Rives BFK paper, deckled edges
Impression: 36/50
Edition: edition of 50 plus 15 artist's proofs, 1 bon à tirer, 2 unsigned exhibition proofs, 3 trial proofs
Publisher: MULTIPLES, INC.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1976

Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "Oldenburg."
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "36/50"
Tertiary Insc: workshop chopmark lower right "CROWN POINT PRESS / JOHN SLIVON"; copyright chopmark bottom centre "©"; copyright and artist's stamp verso bottom centre, black ink "Copyright © 1976 Claes Oldenburg"
Dimensions: comp 58.8 h x 65.0 w cm sheet 89.0 h x 95.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 153
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.760
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen