Proposed Colossal Monument for the Battery, New York: Vacuum Cleaner, View from the Upper Bay
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'C.O. 65' (lower right); inscribed 'N.Y.' (lower left)
crayon and watercolor on paperboard
23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Executed in 1965.
Jonathan D. Scull, New York
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1977
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle; London, Tate Gallery, Claes Oldenburg, September 1969-August 1970, no. 177.
Pasadena Art Museum, Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument, December 1971-February 1972, no. 82.
New York, The American Federation of Arts, American Master Drawings and Watercolors: A History of Works on Paper from Colonial Times to the Present, September 1976-April 1977, pp. 383 and 433, fig. 336 (illustrated).
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