Artist: Claes Oldenburg American (1929-)
Title: Parade of Women
Original lithograph on white wove paper
From the One Cent Life Portfolio
From edition of 2000
Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris, 1964
Published by E.W. Kornfield, Bern, Switzerland
Artist's initials in plate lower right
Unnumbered as issued
Unobtrusive center vertical fold as issued
Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Image Size: 22 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in 54.6 cm x 39.3 cm
Sheet Size: 23 in x 16 1/8 in 58.4 cm x 40.9 cm
"I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum." Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg came to New York City from his hometown of Chicago in 1956, when he was twenty-seven years old. Initially aiming to make his mark as a painter, by 1960 he had changed his mind: the way to upend the art of his time was through sculpture—sculpture of a sort never seen before. The results are some of the most audacious and provocative art objects of the twentieth century. Crudely rendered, as if by a child, Oldenburg‘s sculptures and drawings presented an abstracted version of reality, “a mixture of things as they are and things as they are imagined to be.(momo.org)
Portfolio Cover by Lichtenstein
One Cent Life Portfolio
The 1964 One Cent Life Portfolio was written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld. This ambitious project of loose limited edition color lithographs, beautifully incorporates American Pop and European Expressionism.
The complete portfolio includes 62 original lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Enrico Baj, Alan Davie, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Asger Jorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and other American and European POP artists.
"It very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in….” (Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.)