• Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints auction at Christies

    Sale 13690

    Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud

    29 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

    Coastline (Drawing for California Arts Plate)

    Price Realised  

    Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)
    Coastline (Drawing for California Arts Plate)
    signed '? Thiebaud' (lower right)
    gouache, pastel and graphite on paper
    8 7/8 x 14 ½ in. (22.5 x 36.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1993.


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    In 1994, the state of California passed legislation in partnership with the California Arts Council and the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a specialty license plate to raise funds for arts education programs across the state. The California Arts Plate is the first nationwide program of its type devoted to raising funds exclusively for the arts. Proceeds account for approximately sixty percent of the state’s arts budget and an excess of $30 million has been raised to date. The specialty plate adorned with Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic drawing Coastline is a frequent occurrence on roadways across the state.