Claes Oldenburg - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: An Exhibition of Recent Small Scale Fabricated Works and Drawings, September 30 - November 15, 1977 (another example exhibited)
    Cincinnati, Carl Solway Gallery, Claes Oldenburg: A Complete Survey of Sculptures in Edition 1963 - 1990, April 20 - June 9, 1990 (another example exhibited)
    Cleveland, BP Building, Larger than Life: Monument Proposals by Claes Oldenburg and Large-scale Outdoor Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, November 11, 1991 - January 31, 1992 (another example exhibited)
    Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Claes Oldenburg: In the Studio, August 2, 1992 - February 14, 1993 (another example exhibited)
    Marseille, Musée Cantini, Claes Oldenburg: in the Studio – dans l'Atelier, July 10 - September 12, 1993 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Rudi H. Fuchs, Claes Oldenburg: Large-Scale Projects, 1977-1980, New York, 1980, p. 46 (another example illustrated)
    Francis Smith, Sculpture, An Illustrated Catalogue: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994, p. 165 (another example illustrated)

Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection


Soft Screw

incised with the artist's signature "Oldenburg" and embossed with the title, inscription, number and date "5/24 SOFT SCREW © COPYRIGHT 1975 CLAES OLDENBURG PRODUCED BY GEMINI G.E.L. II" on the underside
cast elastomeric urethane and lacquered mahogany base
height 45 7/8 in. (116.5 cm.)
diameter 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.)

Executed in 1975, this work is number 5 from an edition of 24 plus 3 artist's proofs, 3 printer's proofs and 1 special proof.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $30,000

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019