Lot 203
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Claes Oldenburg

300,000 - 400,000 USD
432,500 USD
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  • Claes Oldenburg
  • Typewriter Eraser
  • incised with the artist's signature and stamped with the number AP 1/5; stamped with the artist's name, title, date 1977 and number AP 1/5 on the base
  • Ferrocement, acrylic on aluminum and stainless steel


Galerie Maurice, Boston
Acquired from the above by the present owner in September 2013


Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: An Exhibition of Recent Small Scale Fabricated Works and Drawings, September - November 1977, cat. no. 12 (another example exhibited)
Cincinnati, Carl Solway Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: A Complete Survey of Sculptures in Edition 1963-1990, April - June 1990, cat. no. 22 (another example exhibited)
Miami, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami Pops! Pop Art from Miami Collections, September - November 1996, p. 27 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, An American Legacy, A Gift to New York, October 2002 - January 2003, p. 81 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
Nashville, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Real Illusions: Contemporary Art from Nashville Collections, February - June 2003, cat. no. 33, p. 46 (another example exhibited)
Las Vegas, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 12 + 7: Artists & Architects of City Center, September 2009 - April 2010
New York, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, Donald Judd and 101 Spring Street, March - April 2010 (another example exhibited)


Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Twentieth Century Sculpture: Process and Presence, 1983, p. 18, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Toledo Museum of Art, Citywide Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, 1984, p. 39, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Shimizu Kusuo to Minami Garō, 1985, p. 91, illustrated
Katherine Hinds, Contemporary Sculpture from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Coconut Grove 1986, p. 106, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Madison, University of Wisconsin, Elvehjem Museum of Art, The Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection: Twentieth-Century Sculpture and Sculptors' Works on Paper, 1995, p. 143, illustrated
Suzanne McCullagh and François Borne, Gray Collection: Seven Centuries of Art, Chicago 2010, p. 169, illustrated 
Hannah W. Blunt and Fronia Simpson, Eds., The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, Waterville 2013, p. 345, illustrated 

Catalogue Note

"As with monument makers of the past, Oldenburg leaves remnants of our society behind for current and future generations to ponder. By working within this tradition, he effectively integrates his art into the culture at large, a practice not generally found among twentieth-century painters and sculptors, though much in keeping with historical art."

Germano Celant in Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology, 1995, p. 262