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Proposal for a Feasible Monument in the Form of Melting Butter

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Proposal for a Feasible Monument in the Form of Melting Butter


Claes Oldenburg

American, (born in Sweden), 1929

Watercolor and crayon on paper
14 1/8 x 20 in. (35.9 x 50.8 cm), image and sheet size
Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund and Contemporary Art Council of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, September 8, 1975.
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryVancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Seattle Art Museum Lends, Mar. 13 - Apr. 11, 1976.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Five Installations on the Fourth Floor: Varieties of Sculpture, June 26, 1997.

Bellingham, Washington, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Decades of Giving: Virginia Wright and Sculpture at Western, Sept. 27, 1999 - Oct. 13, 1999.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Pop Departures. Oct. 9, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015. Text by Catharina Manchanda, et al. No cat. no., p. 102, not reproduced.
Published References"The Seattle Art Museum Lends" exhibition catalogue. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1976

Upchurch, Michael. "SAM's Pop Art show full of snal and crackle--and Warhol," in The Seattle Times, October 9, 2014

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