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Soft Bathtub (Model) - Ghost Version, 1966

Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929

Acrylic and pencil on foam-filled canvas with wood cord and plaster, 86 1/4 x 38 x 30 in. (219.1 x 96.5 x 76.2 cm) BASE: 90 x 18 in. (228.6 x 45.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Accession Number: 98.14

Christie's, New York, Sale Number 8906,12 May 1988, Lot 5
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Exhibition History:
PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, St. Louis. "Water, Harmony and Angst," 20 July 2007-5 January 2008.
MUSEUM MODERNER KUNST STIFTUNG LUDWIG WIEN, MUMOK, Vienna. Claes Oldenburg, 3 February-27 May 2012, color ill. p. 167. TOUR: MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, 22 June-30 September 2012; GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO, 30 October 2012-17 February 2013; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 9 April-4 August 2013.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
FRANCIS, RICHARD et al. Painting, Object, Film, Concept: Works from the Herbig Collection (New York: Christie's, 1988), pp. 9, 170, ill. p. 172.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions," Museums Washington (May 1999), p. 45.
RICHARD, PAUL. "From the Collection: Washington's Prized Possessions," Washington Post (19 December 2004), ill. p. N6.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Art (American)