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Claes Oldenburg
STUDIES FOR PROJECT OF THE TUBE SUPPORTED BY ITS CONTENTS
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290
Claes Oldenburg
STUDIES FOR PROJECT OF THE TUBE SUPPORTED BY ITS CONTENTS
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 180,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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New York

Claes Oldenburg
B.1929
STUDIES FOR PROJECT OF THE TUBE SUPPORTED BY ITS CONTENTS

i: Study
signed with the artist's initials and dated '81 on the base
paper, foam, metal, wire and wood
13 1/2  by 19 1/4  by 14 7/8  in.    34.3  by 48.9  by 37.8  cm.

ii: Third Model
signed with the artist's initials and dated 81 on the base
18 1/2  by 12  by 14 1/2  in.    47  by 30.5  by 36.8  cm.
paper, foam, vacuum cleaner bag, wood and lacquer mixed with sand

iii: Notebook Page #3184
numbered 3184 and dated 12/71; signed with the artist's initials and numberd 314 on the reverse
felt-tip pen, ball point pen and colored pencil on lined notebook paper
11 by 8 1/2  in.    28  by 21.5  cm.

iv: Scale Study, 1982
Xerox, felt-tip pen, pencil and tape on paper

v: First Model
signed with the artist's initials and dated 78 on the base
paper, rope, wire, wood and lacquer
15 1/2  by 15 1/2  by 15 1/2  in.    39.3  by 39.3  by 39.3  cm.

 

 


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Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen, A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages, January - March 1989

 

Catalogue Note

What I want to do is to create an independant object which has its existence in a world outside of both the real world as we know it and the world of art.  It's an independent thing which has its own power, just to sit there and remain something of a mystery.  I don't want to prejudice the imagination.  I want the imagination to come and make of it what it wants to make of it, but the object will always slip of whatever definition it may be given.  If someone says it looks satirical, the next day it may look very unsatirical.  It may look like an ordinary thing.  My intention is to make an everyday object that elludes definition.
                                      Claes Oldenburg

Contemporary Art

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New York