Description

    CLAES OLDENBURG (American b. 1929)
    Strawberry Skull Bike Seat, 1975
    Sugar-lift and spitbite aquatint in four colors on white, medium smooth paper colléd and embossed on purple-white, thick and slightly textured Farnsworth handmade paper watermarked with the artist's signature
    8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm) (plate)
    24 1/8 x 18 3/8 inches (61.3 x 46.7 cm) (sheet)
    Signed lower right in pencil: Oldenburg
    Numbered lower left in pencil: 32/35
    Blind stamped lower right: Crown Point Press John Slivon [Oakland, CA]
    Rubber stamped on verso, lower right © Claes Oldenburg 1975
    Inscribed in the plate: homage / strawberry / skull [pic.] / bike seat
    Published by Multiples, New York, and Castelli Graphics, New York

    Provenance:
    Leo Castelli, New York, New York;
    Acquired by Jeffrey Weiss, Dallas, Texas

    Literature:
    Richard Axsom and David Platzker, Printed Stuff. Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg. A Catalogue Raisonné, Hudson Hills Press in association with Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, 1997, no. 128


    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    Condition Report*:

    Scattered toning on fiber paper, otherwise overall good condition.

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    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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