Claes Oldenburg - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gemini G.E. L., Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Oldenburg: Works in Edition, 1971, no. 43, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated, n.p.)
    Pasadena Art Museum; Berkeley, University Art Museum; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts; Fort Worth Center Museum; Des Moines Art Center; The Art Institute of Chicago, Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument, December 7, 1971 - February, 1972, no. 61 (another example exhibited)
    Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Claes Oldenburg, June 18 - July 14, 1973, no. 16 (another example exhibited and illustrated, n.p.)
    Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; The Denver Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; New Orleans Museum of Art; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Oldenburg: Six Themes, April 6, 1975 - May 9, 1976, p. 31 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Mask as Metaphor: Contemporary Artists' Invitational, October 16 - November 16, 1980 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Brooke Alexander Editions, Claes Oldenburg: Multiples in Retrospect, 1964 - 1990, September 14 - October 20, 1990, no. 14 (another example exhibited)
    Frankfurt, Portikus; Munich, Lenbachhaus; Vienna, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Claes Oldenburg: Multiples 1964 – 1990, February 22 – November 21, 1992, no. 16, pp. 90-91 (another example exhibited and illustrated, n.p.)
    Yokohama Museum of Art, Innovation in Collaborative Printmaking: Kenneth Tyler 1963 – 1992, June 13 - July 26, 1992, no. 82, p. 202 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 132)
    Tokyo, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center; Cologne, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Three or More-Multiplied Art from Duchamp to the Present, October, 1992, p. 149 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Claes Oldenburg: Multiples and Notebooks, January 13 - March 12, 1994, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art; Los Angeles The Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrpublik Deutschland; London, Hayward Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology, February 12, 1995 - August 19, 1996, no. 210, p. 572 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 348-349, 540)
    Middlesbrough Art Gallery and Cleveland Art Gallery; Cambridge, Kettle's Yard; Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Lancaster, Peter Scott Gallery; York City Art Gallery; Ayr, Maclaurin Art Gallery; Belfast, Ormeau Baths: The Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: The Multiples Store, June 22, 1996 - July 6, 1997, no. 14, p. 60 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 41)
    San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Palm Springs Desert Museum; Albuquerque Museum, An American Focus: The Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, October 7, 2000 - January 6, 2002, no. 64, pp. 166, 181 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 61)
    Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, FOKUS 01: Art Rebels and Pioneers of the Sixties: Wiener Aktionism, Fluxus, Nouveau Realisme, Pop Art, June 20, 2002 - October 26, 2003 (another example exhibited)
    Houston, The Menil Collection, How Artists Draw: Toward the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center, February 15 - May 18, 2008 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    San Francisco, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, New Dimensions: Prints and Multiples from the Anderson Collection, January 23 - July 1, 2012, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien; Cologne, Museum Ludwig; Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, February 3, 2012 - January 12, 2014, no. 2, p. 299 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Seattle Art Museum, Pop Departures, October 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015, p. 102 (another example exhibited)
    Honolulu Museum of Art, American Array, October 8, 2015 - January 8, 2017 (another example exhibited)
    Boston, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: Sculptural Multiples, February 12 - March 24, 2018 (another example exhibited)
    Houston, The Menil Drawing Institute, Collection Close-Up: Claes Oldenburg and the Geometric Mouse, September 22 - December 30, 2018 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L., Catalogue Raisonné, Los Angeles, 1975, no. 281 (another example illustrated, n.p.)
    Frances Smyth, Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, Washington D.C., 1994, p. 272 (another example illustrated, p. 163)
    Thomas Lawson, Multiples in Retrospect 1964-1990, New York, 1991, no. 14 (another example illustrated, pp. 108-109, 152)
    Francis Smith, ed., Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1994, p. 163 (another example illustrated)
    Laurie Adams, The Making and Meaning of Art, New York, 2007, p. 262 (another example illustrated)
    Michelle Robecchi, "The Populist", Art in America, May 2012, no. 13.25, pp. 142, 572 (another example illustrated, p. 263)
    Tad Simmons, "The Cherry on Top", Mpls St Paul Magazine, September 2013, p. 102 (another example illustrated)

Property From The Miles And Shirley Fiterman Collection


Geometric Mouse, Scale C

incised with the artist's initials and numbered "CO 25/120" on the upper window pull; further stamped by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles and with the artist's copyright stamp on the lower window pull
anodized aluminum
24 1/2 x 20 x 10 in. (62.2 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed in 1971, this work is number 25 from an edition of 120 plus 3 artist's copies and 3 publisher's copies, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Another example from this edition is housed in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $23,750

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New York Auction 24 September 2019