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Sweden born 1929


  • United States of America from 1930


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A history of the double-nose / purse / punching bag / ashtray multiple 1968 Title Notes: 001-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: multiples, relief, soft-cover book letterpress text in black, deer skin cover with embossed title Support: Byron Thinpaque paper, bound in brown deerskin
Impression: artist's proof 4/25
Edition: edition of 200 plus 25 artist proofs, signed and numbered, right to print, 3 Gemini impressions; artist's proofs 1/200A to 75/200A were included in the Double-nose/purse/punching bag/ashtray multiple, 76/200B to 200/200B published separately
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1970

Edition Notes: Right to construct signed 5 December 1968. The deerskin leather covered paper book was handmade by Jack Gray. The title was blind-embossed on cover, text pages were hand -set and hand printed by letterpress. Collaboration and supercision by Kenneth Tyler and Jeffrey Sanders, edition printing by Vernon Simpson, binding by Earle Gray Bookbinding Co., Los Angeles.
Primary Insc: signed lower centre on colophon page [p. 29], pencil "Oldenburg"
Secondary Insc: numbered ower centre on colophon page [p. 29], pencil "A.P. 4/25"
Dimensions: cover 11.4 h x 8.2 w x 0.6 d cm leaf 10.8 h x 7.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 71; Gemini G.E.L. cat. 258
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.909
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen