Property from a Recognized American Collection
WEDDING SOUVENIR (18 PIECES) (AXSOM & PLATZKER 5)
Eighteen cast plaster multiples, 1966, from the edition of approximately 200 (there is also an edition of approximately 72 in silver), each stamped 'Wedding Souvenir Claes Oldenburg Los Angeles 1966' in black ink on the base, commissioned by James Elliott, accompanied by a metal plate stamped with the artist's initials, 'Aug 1990', and 'A cake made of the Wedding Souvenir © 1966 Claes Oldenburg' (18 pieces)
each: 133 by 268 by 57 mm 5¼ by 6⅝ by 2¼ in
overall: 133 by 406 by 406 mm 5¼ by 16 by 16 in
The multiples are in good condition. Each slice with minor surface soiling and spots of discoloration. Spots of wear on the bottom of each. A few with some very inconspicuous chips to the plaster and some tiny accretions. (A few slices with wear to the ink stamps.) The base with a few inconspicuous scuffs, scratches, losses to the paint and some minor surface soiling.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Margot Gallery, Rye
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The Art Institute of Chicago, Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, November 2013 - January 2014, p. 215, illustrated in color