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Catalog Data

Artist:
Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum, paint, and steel
Dimensions:
106 1/4 x 143 5/8 x 95 3/8 in. (269.8 x 364.7 x 242.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1971
Provenance:
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, Sale Number 151, 3 February 1975, Lot 61
Museum Purchase, 1975
Exhibition History:
FOGG ART MUSEUM, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The Discerning Eye," 9 October-24 November 1974, no. 134, ill. (anonymous lender).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Acquisitions: 1974-1977," 25 March-24 July 1977, unnumbered checklist (exhibited on Museum Plaza).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Animal in Art: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 17 November 1977-15 January 1978, no. 48, ill. p. 7.
Published References:
FRIEDMAN, MARTIN. Oldenburg: Six Themes (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1975), p. 98.
GOLD, BARBARA. "Hirshhorn Museum Shows How It's Doing," Baltimore Sun (27 March 1977), n.p.
LAWRENCE, SIDNEY. "Three Hirshhorn Acquisitions Reveal Unusual Histories," Smithsonian Torch (May 1977), n.p., ill.
BATES, SUSAN and ANNE FICKLEN eds. A Picture Tour of the Smithsonian (New York: American Legacy Press, 1987), ill. p. 40.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Thames & Hudson, 1998), no. 55, ill. p. 86.
RICHARD, PAUL. "From the Collection: Washington's Prized Possessions," Washington Post (13 January 2002), n.p., ill.
HOCHDÖRFER, ACHIM, et al. "Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties," (New York: Prestel Publishing, 2012), color ill. p. 198.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1975
Accession Number:
75.1
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School:
Pop Art (American)
On View:
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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