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Claes Oldenburg

(American, 1929-2022, born in Sweden)

Soft Pencil Sharpener

1989
Lithograph
Edition of 75
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil
Sheet: 31 1/2 x 41 1/4 inches (80 x 104.8 cm)

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Lithograph printed in five colors, from the BAM II Portfolio, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on thick, slightly textured Somerset HP white paper, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 75 (there were also 16 AP, 1 BAT, 1 HC, 5 PP and 2 WSP) printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York, published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in very fine condition, unframed.

Reference:

Axsom, Richard and David Platzker.  Printed Stuff, Prints, Poster and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg: A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996.  New York, Hudson Hills Press in association with Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, p368, no.206, illustrated (another example).

Collections:

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York