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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MICHAEL CRICHTON
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

Meringue Mix

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Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)
Meringue Mix
signed 'Thiebaud' (upper center); signed again and titled 'Thiebaud MERINGUE MIX' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
13 5/8 x 10½ in. (34.6 x 26.7 cm.)
Painted in 1999.
Provenance
Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco
Private collection, Malibu
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 11 November 2004, lot 160
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Lot Essay

"Most of the objects are fragments of actual experience. For instance I would really think of the bakery counter, of the way the counter was lit, where the pies were placed, but I wanted just a piece of the experience. From when I worked in restaurants, I can remember seeing rows of pies or a tin of pie with one piece out of it and one pie sitting beside it. Those little vedute in fragmented circumstances were always poetic to me."

(Thiebaud, quoted in S. Nash, "Unbalancing Acts: Wayne Thiebaud Reconsidered," Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective, exh. cat., San Francisco, p. 18)

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