Candy Bar from Candy Counter in the Store, 1960-1961
4 x 1 /2 inches.
The sculpture is accompanied by a memo on The Museum of Modern Art stationary addressed to Richard Franklin from Alicia Legg, dated October 3, 1969. The memo states that Claes Oldenburg wanted Franklin to receive the sculpture as a token of appreciation for his help on a show. This likely refers to the exhibition of Claes Oldenburg's work that was held at MOMA from September 23-November 23, 1969. It was the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work and it included installations of The Store (from which this sculpture originated) and The Street. The consignor inherited the sculpture and letter from his aunt who was married to Richard Franklin.
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