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Typewriter Eraser

Typewriter Eraser
stamped with the artist's name, title, number and date 'TYPEWRITER ERASER AP 4⁄5 COPYRIGHT © 1977 CLAES OLDENBURG' (on the base); signed and numbered again 'AP 4⁄5 Oldenburg' (on the reverse of the stainless steel element)
acrylic on aluminum, stainless steel and ferro cement, on steel base
32 5⁄8 x 31 1⁄8 x 23 1⁄8 in. (82.5 x 79 x 58.7 cm.)
Executed in 1977. This work is artist's proof number four from an edition of 18 plus five artist's proofs.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Private collection
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 2007, lot 202
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Twentieth Century Sculpture: Process and Presence, exh. cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1983, p. 18 (another example illustrated).
Citywide Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art, 1984, pp. 25 and 39 (another example illustrated).
Shimizu Kusuo to Minami Garō, exh. cat., Tokyo, Minami Gallery, 1985, p. 91 (another example illustrated).
K. Hinds, Contemporary Sculpture from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Coconut Grove, 1986, p. 106 (another example illustrated).
The Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection: Twentieth-Century Sculpture and Sculptors' Works on Paper, exh. cat., Madison, University of Wisconsin, Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1995, p. 143, no. 44.11 (another example illustrated).
S. McCullagh and F. Borne, Gray Collection: Seven Centuries of Art, Chicago 2010, p. 169, no. 120 (another example illustrated).
H. W. Blunt and F. Simpson, eds., The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, Waterville 2013, p. 345 (another example illustrated).
Miami, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami Pops! Pop Art from Miami Collections, September-November 1996, p. 27 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, An American Legacy, A Gift to New York, October 2002-January 2003, p. 81 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Nashville, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Real Illusions: Contemporary Art from Nashville Collections, February-June 2003, p. 46, no. 33 (another example exhibited).

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