Sketch for a Sculpture in the Form of a Steel Tack
(Axsom & Platzker 176), 1981

soft-ground, hard-ground etching and spit-bite aquatint in six colors on cream, thick, moderately textured Barcham Green RWS 225-gram paper
sheet: 21 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches
plate: 13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches
edition of 100
signed in pencil "Oldenburg" lower right, numbered in pencil lower left. Also inscribed in Japanese in pencil, lower center "steel tack"
Printed by Maurice Payne, New York
Published by Marginalia Publishing Group, Modern Prints Workshop and Gendai Hanga Kobo Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Axsom, Richard H. and David Platzker. Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg, A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996. Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 1997, no. 176, p. 329

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Claes Oldenburg Tack, 1981