Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Claes Oldenburg | Typewriter Eraser

Claes Oldenburg
Typewriter Eraser
New York City, USA: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1977
81.3 x 88.9 x 58.4 cm.
Edition of 18 [+5 AP]

Twenty-two years prior to the towering five ton public sculpture works of the same name (located at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Seattle Art Museum and the City Centre Fine Arts Collection in Nevada) this replica of a pink rubber typewriter eraser and blue brush was produced by Oldenburg at the Lippincott foundry. The work is made of acrylic on aluminum, ferrocement and stainless steel. One of the 23 copies recently sold for over a million dollars.

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