Crispbread Playing Field, Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg
Crispbread Playing Field
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Claes Oldenburg

Crispbread Playing Field, 1966

228 x 298 mm
Physical Description
Black chalk and watercolour on wove paper
Inventory Number
SG 3337
Acquired in 1976
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Crispbread Playing Field
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Black chalk and watercolour on wove paper
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet, monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts (mit Bleistift und schwarzer Kreide): Knäckebröd plane / CO 1966
Captions Added Later
Nummeriert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 106.169
Verso Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c)
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Claes Oldenburg
Acquired in 1976

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 41C6211 shaped bread
  • 43C411(+6) soccer, football (early names: soule, choule, cholle) (+ out of doors (sports, games, etc.))
  • 43C8 grounds, fields and accomodations for sports, games and physical performances
  • 43C411(+1) soccer, football (early names: soule, choule, cholle) (+ sportsman, player, etc.)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Kunsthandel, New York
Verkauf an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1976.


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