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    Sale 1998

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)

    Two Heads with Speech

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
    Two Heads with Speech
    signed and dated 'Claes Oldenburg 1959' (on the reverse)
    ink on paper
    16½ x 14 in. (41.9 x 35.6 cm.)
    Drawn in 1959.


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    Provenance

    Green Gallery, New York
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, Winnetka, acquired from the above, 1962
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Robert B. Mayer Family Collection


    Literature

    J. Shannon, "Claes Oldenburg's The Street and Urban Renewal in Greenwich Village, 1960," The Art Bulletin, March 1 2004.
    S. Berrebi, Paris Circus New York Junk: Jean Dubuffet and Claes Oldenburg, 1959-1962 Art History 29, pp. 79-107.


    Exhibited

    New York, Judson Gallery, Ray Gun, 1962.