Two Small Ray Guns
Artwork: Two Small Ray Guns
Size: upper element 7.5 x 8; lower element 8 x 11.5; board 23.3 x 15.1 cm
Medium: Enamel on plaster, metal paint tube and paintbrush bristles, mounted to paperboard
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : 1959-1960
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 previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: 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 Kroller-Muller; 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 Contemporaneo de Arte; Santiago de Compostela, Auditorio de Galicia and Iglesia San Domingos de Bonaval; Logrono, Sala Amos Salvador, Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, June 27, 1998 - February 2000, pp. 195, 270 (illustrated, p. 195)Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes; Bayside, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, CUNY, An American Odyssey: 1945-1980 [Debating Modernism], April 13, 2004 - January 5, 2005

Phillips New York

Date: 2020-12-08
Lot Number: 234
Low Estimate: $40000
High Estimate: $60000
Hammer Price: Not Sold