Claes Oldenburg, Popsicle, Hamburger, Price, 1961-1
Popsicle, Hamburger, Price, 1961-1962. canvas stuffed with kapok, painted with enamel overall dimensions: 41 x 20 x 11 in. (104.1 x 50.8 x 27.9 cm) Signed with initials and dated “C.O. 1962” on the reverse of each element.
PROVENANCE Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., Pittsburgh (acquired from the artist, 1962) Sale: Christie's, New York, Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, November 15, 2006, lot 35 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
EXHIBITED New York, Green Gallery, Claes Oldenburg , September 24 – October 20, 1962, no. 15 Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.: The Odyssey of a Collector, March 23, 1996 – June 9, 1996; New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, January 16, 1997 – March 9, 1997 Ridgefield, Connecticut, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Fifty Years of Supporting the New: The Charles H. Carpenter Jr. Collection, September 22 - December 31, 2002
LITERATURE L. Lippard, Pop Art, New York, 1966, p. 112, no. 89 (illustrated) C. Carpenter and K. Larson, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.: The Odyssey of a Collector, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997, p. 64 (illustrated)