Claes OLDENBURG, Profile Airflow - test mold, front end Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Profile Airflow - test mold, front end 1972 Description: a multiple cast-polyurethane relief over two-colour screenprint showing the profile of the front section of a 1936 Airflow automobile
Title Notes: 003-002
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: begun January 1968; completed December 1972; printing supervised by Kenneth Tyler and Jeff Sanders, assisted by Gary Reams, Peter Carlsoon and Jeff Wasserman; polyurethane fabricated by CalPolymers, Los Angeles
Materials & Technique: multiples, stencil, relief colour moulded polyurethane relief over colour screenprint installed in in welded aluminium frame Support: Plexiglass
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs; right to print; printer's proof II; 3 Gemini impressions
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: Screenprinted on a clear acrylic sheet in black and gray. A white opaque acrylic sheet backs the assembly. Collaboration and supervision by Kenneth Tyler, Jeff Sanders assisted by Peter Carlson, Gary Reams, Jeffery Wasserman. The mold used for this edition was originally used as a test mold for Profile airflow (1969, NGA 73.908.2) and was destroyed after the making of this edition.
Primary Insc: signed lower left, inscribed into Plexiglas "CO."; not dated
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, inscribed into Plexiglas "RTP"
Tertiary Insc: screenprinted lower right copyright, "© COPYRIGHT CLAES OLDENBURG 1972"; publisher's warning verso lower centre, screenprinted "WARNING: DO NOT EXPOSE TO / SUNLIGHT OR DIRECT HEAT. CARE: CLEAN WITH WARM WATER / AND MILD DETERGENT USING / A SOFT, LINT FREE CLOTH. / CO 72-2009 / © COPYRIGHT CLAES OLDENBURG 1972 / PUBLISHED BY GEMINI G.E.L. [Gemini G.E.L. symbol]"
Dimensions: composition 46.3 h x 39.4 w x 5.4 d cm Frame 47.8 h x 40.7 w x 4.4 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 99; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 420
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.908.1
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen