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Claes Oldenburg

(American, 1929-2022, born in Sweden)

Soft Pencil Sharpener

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 Brooklyn Academy of Music Portfolio, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on thick, slightly textured white Somerset paper, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 75 (there were also 16 Artists Proofs, 5 Printers Proofs, an HC and a BAT), printed by Derriere L’Etolie Studios, published by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in very fine condition, unframed.


Axsom Richard H. and David Platzker. Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg, A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996. 1997, New York, Hudson Hills Press in association with the Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, p.368, no206, illustrated (another example).