Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions
Claes Oldenburg, ‘8 sheets from: Notes in Hand’, 1972, Koller Auctions

Edition 85/100. Monogrammed lower right: CO. Image 15 x 10.5 cm laid down on cardboard 25 x 20 cm.

Deluxe edition of the artist book comprising 50 prints. Included:

Designs for a cat carrier, Provincetown 1960 (78.1)
Poached eggs on toast, with notations, Los Angeles 1965 (78.7)
Waffle slice with strawberries, Los Angeles 1966 (78.13)
Hat, drain and biscuit, London 1966 (78.16)
Plan and pastry, on memo mad paper, Philadelphia 1967 (78.21)
Installation study, Janis Gallery, New York 1967 (78.25)
Socks for the end of Navy Pier, Chicago, 1967 (78.29)
Typewriter eraser and three-way plug, New Haven 1969 (78.42)

Catalogue raisonné: Axsom/Platzker, no. 78.

About Claes Oldenburg

“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum,” wrote Claes Oldenburg in his seminal 1961 manifesto I Am For An Art. From his Happenings beginning in the 1960s, to his enormous public sculptures of ice cream and rubber stamps, to his collaboration with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, Oldenburg has remained at the forefront of the Conceptual and Pop art movements. He has worked in a variety of mediums including performance, drawing, and writing, though he is best known for his large glossy or soft sculptures of ordinary consumer items, such as Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969-74). Some of Oldenburg’s most radical works remain in the realm of concept, as in his proposal for Thames Ball (1967)—a giant toilet tank ball that would have floated on the Thames River. “I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all,” he wrote. “I am for an artist who vanishes.”

Swedish, b. 1929, Stockholm, Sweden, based in New York, New York