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Maker(s):Oldenburg, Claes Thure
Culture:American, born Sweden (1929-2022)
Title:Pick Axe (Spitzhacke) Superimposed on a Drawing of the Site by E.L. Grimm
Date Made:1982
Materials:Color photogravuer, etching, and spitbite aquatint on paper
Measurements:Mount: 28 1/4 x 22 in; 71.8 x 55.9 cm; Sheet: 26 1/4 x 20 1/8 in; 66.7 x 51.1 cm; Plate/Image: 6 7/16 x 10 1/16 in; 16.4 x 25.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): [ill.] 1982; Edition: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): A.P. XV/XXV; BLIND STAMP: recto, lwr. r. (embossed, no ink): AEROPRESS; WATERMARK: recto, lwr. r. (visible through paper): 1326 | heart shape with 2 horizontal lines |
Accession Number:  UM 1985.21
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Lois Beurman Torf (Class of 1946) and Mr. Michael K. Torf
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

A painterly landscape in green and brown inks includes of a river, boat, trees, and vegetation in the foreground, and roofs and buildings in the background. A giant, large-scaled pick axe with one end lodged in a grassy area next to the river sticks up above the skyline and landscape.

landscapes; towns; rivers; trees; vegetation; tools; skylines

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