Society for Contemporary Art Collectors Sale

Society for Contemporary Art Collectors Sale

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Claes Oldenburg

Soft Rotating Capitol

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:56 PM GMT


2,000 - 4,000 USD

Lot Details


Claes Oldenburg


Soft Rotating Capitol

Signed lower right; executed in 1995; edition 64/100

Six color lithograph, printed by Derriere l’Etoile Studios, New York

Framed; 28 ¾ by 24 by ½ in. (73 by 61 by 1.3 cm.)

Collection of David Egeland and Andy Friedman, Chicago

Claes Oldenburg’s prolific career spanning over fifty years has made him known for his oversized pop reconstructions of everyday domestic objects. Notable for his early works of “soft sculpture” as much as his large-scale public art installations, Oldenburg has made a radical contribution to the history of sculpture by rethinking its material, form, and subject matter.

Recent exhibitions of Oldenburg’s work include those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Together with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen, Oldenburg has executed more than forty large-scale projects which have been sited in various urban settings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Please note that while this auction is hosted on, it is being administered by the Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art (the “SCA”), and all post-sale matters (inclusive of invoicing and property pickup/shipment) will be handled by the SCA. As such, Sotheby’s will share the contact details for the winning bidders with the SCA so that they may be in touch directly post-sale.