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    Sale 1904

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

    Mickey and Minnie Cakes

    Price Realised  

    Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)
    Mickey and Minnie Cakes
    signed and dated 'Thiebaud 1988' (upper left); signed again, titled and dated again '"MICKEY + MINNIE CAKES" Thiebaud 1988' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    11½ x 16½ in. (29.2 x 41.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1988.


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    "Thiebaud's art in its Zenlike insistence that we empty our minds and give a lemon, a bird, a cake its full inspection as a thing, is closer to a koan than a crack, and demands time. The Pop resonance of his subjects is apparent, but they come at us slowed down and chastened with a host of ambivalent feelings - nostalgic, satiric, elegiac, longing, inquiring - attached, so that our experience ends calmed down and contemplative: enlightened" (Adam Gopnik, An American Painter, San Francisco, 2000, p. 56).

    Provenance

    Allan Stone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


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