Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)

Alphabet/Good Humor Edition Model

Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Alphabet/Good Humor Edition Model
signed twice, titled and dated 'ALPHABET/GOOD HUMOR EDITION MODEL (C) 1975 CLAES OLDENBURG Oldenburg.' (on the base)
polyurethane paint on cast resin with bronze
35½ x 20 x 11 1/8 in. (90.2 x 50.8 x 28.3 cm.)
Executed in 1975. This work is unique.
Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: The Alphabet in L.A., February-March 1975, p. 14, no. 3 (example from the edition exhibited).
New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: May 1974-August 1976, November 1976, no. 7 (example from the edition exhibited).
Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, An Exhibition of Recent Small Scale Fabricated Works and Drawings, September-November 1977 (example from the edition exhibited).
Cincinnati, Carl Solway Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: A Complete Survey of Sculptures in Edition, 1963-1990, April-June 1990, no. 11 (example from the edition exhibited).
Milwaukee Art Museum; Oklahoma City Art Museum and Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Word as Image: American Art, 1960-1990, June 1990-May 1991, pp. 29 and 164, no. 93 (example from the edition illustrated).
Cleveland, BP Building, Larger than Life: Monument Proposals by Claes Oldenburg and Large Scale Outdoor Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, November 1991-January 1992 (example from the edition exhibited).
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center and Marseille, Musée Cantini, Claes Oldenburg: In the Studio, August 1992-September 1993, no. 129 (Minneapolis), pp. 13 and 39 (Marseille; example from the edition illustrated on the cover).
Miami Art Museum, Continuity and Contradiction: A New Look at the Permanent Collection from the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, December 1996-February 1997 (example from the edition exhibited).

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