Multiples in Retrospect 1964-1990 with The Soap at Baton Rouge, 1990

Mixed Media

160 page book, cast resin, vinyl filled with aluminum silicate, serigraph on acetate sheet

0.88 x 9.25 x 12.25 in

2.2 x 23.5 x 31.1 cm

Edition of 250

This work is signed and numbered.

PRICE: $2,500

    About The Work

    This deluxe edition book contains production histories of all the Claes Oldenburg’s multiples including 142 illustrations, 94 in color. The book is signed and numbered by the artist and is accompanied by The Soap at Baton Rouge, a multiple that combines the river bed with the soap. In the artist’s own words: "When Carl Solway called me in May 1972 and asked if I would be interested in proposing a large-scale work for Cincinnati, he mentioned that partial funding for such a work might be sought from the Procter & Gamble Corporation, whose world headquarters are in that city. The most familiar product of that company is the bar of pure white soap we all grew up with, lVORY-embossed with its name on top. Its slogan–"lt floats"–advertises one of its unique properties, a property it has in common with balloons and ships. What sprang to mind almost immediately, given the location of Cincinnati on the Ohio River, was the combination of a floating soap bar and an old-fashioned, paddle-wheel riverboat–in other words, a colossal bar of Ivory soap..."

    About Claes Oldenburg

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    • Edition 205 of 250.

    • Closed book: .875" x 9.25" x 12.25" Soap, bed and sheet: .75" x 9.5" x 12.375"
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