1 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Tea Bag, from Four on Plexi (Axsom & Platzker 36)
laminated vacuum-formed vinyl, screenprinted vinyl, felt and plexiglas with rayon cord, 1966, signed in pencil on the reverse of the tea bag label, presumably a proof aside from the numbered edition of 125 (there were also 16 artist's proofs), published by Multiples Inc., New York, the full sheet, a few scratches and minor associated ink losses to the screenprinted vinyl, other minor scuffs, otherwise in good condition, framed
L., S. 991 x 711 x 89 mm.
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