Punching Bag
Artwork: Punching Bag
Size: bag 91.4 x 46.4; disc diameter 73.7; overall 128.3 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm
Medium: Canvas stuffed with kapok, mounted on wood
Creation year: 1968
Marks: Signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated ' punching bag CO 68' on the wood disc
Category: Installations
Provenance: Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles; Private Collection (acquired from the previous in 1968); Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: Los Angeles, Irving Blum Gallery, Claes Oldenburg, June 2 - August 2, 1968; Pasadena Art Museum, Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument, December 7, 1971 - February 6, 1972, no. 33; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Claes Oldenburg: In the Studio, August 2, 1992 - February 14, 1993, no. 51

Phillips New York

Date: 2019-05-15
Lot Number: 127
Notes: This work is accompanied by the drawing Notebook Page: Views of the Punching Bag, circa 1971, 5 x 3 in., acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.