25th Oct, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 58
 

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Claes Oldenburg (American, 1929-2022)
Fire Plug Souvenir - "Chicago August 1968"

August 1968, initialed and numbered 67/100 to base (there were also an unknown number of artist's proofs), also inscribed by mold 'CHICAGO AUGUST 1968 C.O.,' Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, publisher. Cast plaster and acrylic paint.
height: 8 in. (20.3cm)
width: 8 in. (20.3cm)
depth: 6 in. (15.2cm)

Provenance

"Post War & Contemporary Art," Rago / Wright, Lambertville, New Jersey, March 11, 2021, lot 103.
Private Collection (acquired directly from the above sale).

Estimated at $7,000 - $12,000


 

August 1968, initialed and numbered 67/100 to base (there were also an unknown number of artist's proofs), also inscribed by mold 'CHICAGO AUGUST 1968 C.O.,' Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, publisher. Cast plaster and acrylic paint.
height: 8 in. (20.3cm)
width: 8 in. (20.3cm)
depth: 6 in. (15.2cm)

Provenance

"Post War & Contemporary Art," Rago / Wright, Lambertville, New Jersey, March 11, 2021, lot 103.
Private Collection (acquired directly from the above sale).

Literature

Claes Oldenburg: Works in Edition, Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 1971, no. 37.

Claes Oldenburg: Multiples in Retrospect 1964-1990, New York: Rizzoli, 1991, pp. 78-83, no. 10 (another cast illustrated).

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