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Modern & Contemporary Works of Art

 
 
Lot 56 - Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929)

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Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929)
Model for Clothespin

Stamped with the artist's signature, numbered 7/9 and with the Lippincott, Inc., North Haven, Connecticut stamp, bronze and stainless steel with golden patina
Executed in 1974.

48 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. (122 x 41.3 x 17.8cm)

Provenance: The artist.
The Estate of Jack L. Wolgin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Exhibited:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Oldenburg: Six Themes," April 6 - 25 May, 1975 (traveled to The Denver Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto), June 28, 1975 - May 1976 (another example illustrated, p. 63 and 67).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Philadelphia Collects: Art Since 1940," September 28 - November 30, 1986.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York, "Claes Oldenburg," April 27 - May 18, 1974 (another example exhibited).

Literature:

"Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen Large-Scale Projects," The Monacelli Press, Inc. New York, New York, 1994, p. 234.

Sold for $377,000
Estimated at $250,000 - $350,000


 

Stamped with the artist's signature, numbered 7/9 and with the Lippincott, Inc., North Haven, Connecticut stamp, bronze and stainless steel with golden patina
Executed in 1974.

48 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. (122 x 41.3 x 17.8cm)

Provenance: The artist.
The Estate of Jack L. Wolgin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Exhibited:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Oldenburg: Six Themes," April 6 - 25 May, 1975 (traveled to The Denver Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto), June 28, 1975 - May 1976 (another example illustrated, p. 63 and 67).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Philadelphia Collects: Art Since 1940," September 28 - November 30, 1986.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York, "Claes Oldenburg," April 27 - May 18, 1974 (another example exhibited).

Literature:

"Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen Large-Scale Projects," The Monacelli Press, Inc. New York, New York, 1994, p. 234.

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