The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

Pile of Erasers, 1975

  • Jack Lemon
  • Multiples, Inc., American
  • Claes Oldenburg, American, 1929 - 2022

Lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper

  • Image: 19 × 22 3/8 inches (48.3 × 56.8 cm) Sheet: 23 3/8 × 29 1/8 inches (59.4 × 74 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed and dated, in pencil, lower center: CO. 75

Watermark: lower right corner: HMP Drystamp, lower left corner: [printer] Drystamp, lower center: [copyright mark] Stamped, in brown, lower left corner, verso: Landfall Press Stamped, in black, center lower edge, verso: Copyright 1975 | Claes Oldenburg | 63 W. Ontario | Chicago, Ill. 60610

Inscribed, in pencil, below stamp, lower left corner, verso: CO 75528

1975-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Claes Oldenburg, Pile of Erasers, 1975, lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund, 75.98.