Alphabet / Good Humor, 1975

  • Claes Oldenburg, American, 1929 - 2022

Cast resin painted with polyurethane; bronze, and wood

  • Overall: 36 × 19 1/8 × 10 inches (91.4 × 48.6 × 25.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from W. Hawkins Ferry

77.14

Department

Contemporary Art after 1950

  • Abstraction
  • Abstract expressionist
  • Casting
  • Plating
  • Bronze
  • Resin
  • Wood
  • Food
  • Enamel
  • Polyurethane
  • Letters (signs)
  • Sculpture
  • Alphabet
  • Ice cream

Signed in script on bronze base, lower right: Oldenburg

Inscribed, titled, dated on bronze base, lower left: ALPHABET | GOOD HUMOR 3/12 c COPYRIGHT 1975 CLAES OLDENBURG

1977-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

“Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press, June 4, 1978, p. 24 (ill.). “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit News, April 10, 1983, p. 7 (ill.).

Courtesy of Claes Oldenburg Contact: Irene Papanestor Pace Wildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

Claes Oldenburg, Alphabet / Good Humor, 1975, cast resin painted with polyurethane; bronze, and wood. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from W. Hawkins Ferry, 77.14.