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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Claes Oldenburg, American (Stockholm, Sweden 1929 -)
Store Poster with Cake, Pie, and Bread; verso: Muffin and Cherry Pie
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Monotype on off-white wove paper; verso: watercolor, crayon, and graphite
50.6 x 65.9 cm (19 15/16 x 25 15/16 in.)
framed: 68.9 x 84.1 x 3.2 cm (27 1/8 x 33 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on recto, l.r., in graphite: CO 61
  • inscription: "lettering" on recto: MY STORE; PIE $150; LOAF $125; cake; 107 E 2ND
Private Collector. [Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York]. [G. W. Einstein Company, Inc., New York, New York], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1996.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
© Claes Oldenburg
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1995-96, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Summer 1997), vol. V, no. 3, p. 16, ill.

Modern Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 1999), cat. no. 79, repr. (both sides in color)

James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 30, repr. (recto and verso [verso in color]), p. 18

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 40-42, cat. 3, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) HAA175w Pop Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/15/2010 - 03/14/2010

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 02/13/2016 - 04/13/2016

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