Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)
Pie Case
signed and dated 'Thiebaud 1964/1989' (lower right)
colored pencil on etching
image: 4 x 4 7/8 in. (10.1 x 12.4 cm.)
sheet: 15 x 10 7/8 in. (38.1 x 27.6 cm.)
Executed in 1964-1989.
LeBaron's Fine Art, Sacramento
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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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 verdure in fragmented circumstances were always poetic to me" (Wayne Thiebaud quoted in S. Nash, Unbalancing Acts: Wayne Thiebaud Reconsidered, San Francisco, 2000, p. 18).

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