Claes Oldenburg - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pat Oldenburg, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
    Emily Harvey Gallery, New York
    Tom Patchett, California
    Private Collection, California
    Pace Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Phoenix Art Museum; The St. Louis Art Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Mouse Museum, The Ray Gun Wing, Two Collections/ Two Buildings by Claes Oldenburg , November 18, 1977 - November 26, 1978, no. 4, p. 45 (illustrated); then traveled as Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing, 1979, fig. f, p. 11 (illustrated)
    La Jolla, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Guadalajara, Museo de las Artes & Instituto Cultural Cabanas; Museo de Monterrey; Mexico City, Museo Universitario Contemporáneo de Arte; Santiago de Compostela, Auditorio de Galicia and Iglesia San Domingos de Bonaval; Logroño, Sala Amós Salvador, Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, June 27, 1998 - February 2000, pp. 195, 270 (illustrated, p. 195)
    Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes; Bayside, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, CUNY, An American Odyssey: 1945-1980 [Debating Modernism], April 13, 2004 - January 5, 2005


Two Small Ray Guns

enamel on plaster, metal paint tube and paintbrush bristles, mounted to paperboard
upper element 2 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (7.5 x 8 cm)
lower element 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (8 x 11.5 cm)
board 9 1/6 x 5 7/8 in. (23.3 x 15.1 cm)

Executed in 1959-1960.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist

John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020