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Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)

Model (Ghost) Toaster 2/2

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Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Model (Ghost) Toaster 2/2
signed with initials, dated and inscribed 'CO 1972 #2' (on the underside)
painted canvas with kapok filling on a canvas-covered wood base
13 x 20 x 11 in. (33 x 50.8 x 27.9 cm.)
Executed in 1963-69. This is one of two extant versions of Model (Ghost) Toaster. Model (Ghost) Toaster (1/2) was destroyed and the other extant work is titled Soft Toaster, "Ghost" Version 3/3.
Provenance
Edward R. Broida, New York
Private collection
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 2008, lot 18
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
F. Wehrlin, Dix Ans D'Art Vivant, 1955-1965, Saint-Paul (Alpes-Maritimes), Fondation Maeght, exh. cat., 1967, n.p., no. 180.
J. Weber. Pop-Art: Happenings und Neue Realisten, München, 1970, p. 43 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Claes Oldenburg, September-November 1969.
Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Claes Oldenburg, June-July 1973.
Orlando, Museum of Art, The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works, March-June 1998, no. 144.
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Intuition and Response: Masterworks from the Edward R. Broida Collection, 2003, p. 7 and 75 (illustrated).

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