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Hats, Bones, Q’s, Etc. by Claes Oldenburg

Hats, Bones, Q’s, Etc. by Claes Oldenburg

Petersburg Press



Edition Size: Unique

Image Size: 10.75 x 8 inches

Sheet Size: 16.75 x 15 inches

Reference: Richard H. Axsom. Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg: a Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996, Hudson Hills Press, Wisconsin 1997, no. 161.


Condition: Excellent

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A unique color trial proof (aside from the edition of 60 which was printed in a single color) on white Hodgkinson handmade paper. Signed by the artist and annotated TP lower left in pencil.

Oldenburg was a frequent Petersburg Press collaborator. There, he experimented with techniques such as sugar-lift and spitbite, in order to achieve a subtle counterpart to his spontaneous crayon and watercolor drawings. This print is a sugar-lift etching, in which acid is painted directly onto the plate, producing a painterly effect. The vibrant purple and green drawing of abstracted hats, bones, and the letter “Q,” is typical of Oldenburg’s playful subject matter and spontaneous mark-making.


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The Artist

Claes Oldenburg

A very public artist, Claes Oldenburg is the artist behind a number of high profile public sculptures seen in cities in the United States. His works are typically highly creative and include the clothespin near City Hall in Philadelphia, a giant rubber stamp in Cleveland, and a giant tube of lipstick on caterpillar tracks at Yale University. The Swedish-American artist studied art history and literature at Yale University between 1946 to 1950 and was a member of the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. A prize winning artist, Oldenburg has had his work displayed at the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery.

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