Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

New York

Wayne Thiebaud
B. 1920
signed and dated 1964
ink on paper
15 3/8 by 19 5/8 in. 39.1 by 49.8 cm.
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Private Collection, California (gift of the artist)
Sotheby's, New York, 10 May 1984, Lot 101
Allan Stone Gallery, New York (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


San Francisco, Jeremy Stone Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud, Drawings, August - September 1984
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective, June - September 2001
New York, Allan Stone Projects, Wayne Thiebaud In Black and White, October - December 2014, cat. no. 43, pp. 4 and 43, illustrated in color
New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman, May - September 2018, cat. no. 11, p. 53, illustrated in color


John A. Parks, "Thiebaud's World," American Artist, Fall 2003, p. 18

Catalogue Note

"The hamburger is a very convenient food invention and a good, well prepared hamburger is cheap but excellent food. I believe anyone who doesn't like a hamburger is a food snob. The hamburger is also a cultivated taste. You can eat a hundred hamburgers and they all taste different, some are good and many are bad. You can't tell what food tastes like by looking at it, any more than you can tell what people are like merely by looking at them."
Wayne Thiebaud

Contemporary Art Day Auction

New York