CLAES OLDENBURG (B. 1929)
CLAES OLDENBURG (B. 1929)
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CLAES OLDENBURG (B. 1929)

Ice Cream Sundae on Tray

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CLAES OLDENBURG (B. 1929)
Ice Cream Sundae on Tray
signed with the artist’s initials and dated 'C.O. 1962' (on the underside of the ice cream)
enamel on plaster, glass, ceramic, aluminum spoon, paper napkin and plastic, in six parts
4 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 12 in. (11.6 x 41.9 x 30.4 cm.)
Executed in 1962.
Provenance
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Holly and Horace H. Solomon, New York
Horace H. Solomon, New York
His estate sale; Christie’s, New York, 17 May 2007, lot 114
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Exhibited
New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Collects Yale, April-July 1993.
Post lot text
In 1993 the art collector and first owner of the present work said: ‘Claes Oldenburg was in my class (1950), and many years after graduation and my collecting of a number of his works, I said to him, "Claes, when we were undergraduates I didn't know you were an artist. You never took any art courses!". He answered, "I was the artist, what could they teach me about art’. (Horace H. Solomon, quoted in Yale Collects Yale, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1993).

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