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Details & Cataloguing

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Wayne Thiebaud
B. 1920
ARIZONA
signed and dated 1967; signed twice, titled and dated 1966 on the stretcher
oil on canvas
9 1/8 by 12 1/8 in. 23.2 by 30.8 cm.
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Provenance

Allan Stone Gallery, New York 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Indianapolis, Herron Art Institute, Painting and Sculpture Today! 1969, May - June 1969, cat. no. 134, p. 145, illustrated
New York, Allan Stone Projects, Wayne Thiebaud: Land Survey, October - December 2017 

Catalogue Note

"I spend quite a bit of time looking at art in museums because that is for me one of the great ways of learning. I'll often go to a museum and draw, or sometimes I'll just go and sit and look at a paining for a fairly long time, sometimes as long as a couple of hours. Sometimes making little notations about it or just looking. I see the museum as a kind of bureau of standards setting criteria of excellence, in a way.  Things that we have saved that represent some of the most interesting things about human consciousness. So in addition to all the pleasure I get out of simply going to a museum, I also use it as a great resource: I try to steal whatever ideas I can."
Wayne Thiebaud

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York