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Proposal for a Cathedral in the Form of a Sink Faucet for Lake Union, Seattle, Washington

20th century
937 x 625 mm (36.9 x 24.6 in.)

Claes Oldenburg, American, (1929–2022)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Offset lithograph printed in five colors on moderately thick white paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Edition size unknown, all copies unsigned, unnumbered, as poster for Festival ’72, Seattle Center, July 21, 22, 23, 1972; typography by Marcus Ratliff; printing supervised by Richard Davison, Colorcraft Lithographers, New York
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower left: “Lake Union, Seattle, Washington”; signed in plate, lower right: “CO 72”; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Copyright Claes Oldenburg 1972”
Bibliography: Axsom and Platzker 89.1; see also Axsom and Platzker 89.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1973
Accession Number: 1973.12.1

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • churches
  • Pop
  • posters - Notices intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicize an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging. For small printed notices or advertisements intended for distribution by hand, use "handbills." [August 1995 related term added. June 1992 descriptor added.]
  • religions
  • religious buildings

  • sheet Dimensions: 937 x 625 mm (36.9 x 24.6 in.)

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