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Cafeteria Counter

Artist
Wayne Thiebaud, American, born 1920
Date
1961
Material
Oil on canvas
Probably made in
California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 3/16 x 18 in. (31 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aronson
Rights
© Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by ARS, New York, NY
Object Number
287:1979
NOTES
Wayne Thiebaud presents an array of colorful dishes on display at a cafeteria counter. Cakes, pies, melons, and servings of pudding wait to be purchased and devoured. Thiebaud was featured early in significant Pop exhibitions, although he jokingly claimed he was “never a card-carrying member” of the movement. Unlike his Pop counterparts, Thiebaud remained committed to the traditions of painting and chose not to explore commercial techniques. He arranges triangular desserts, circular plates, and curved pieces of fruit into rows and columns to emphasize their forms.
- 1979
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aronson, St. Louis, MO

1979 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aronson [1]

Notes:
[1] Letter dated October 19, 1979 from Jack Cowart to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aronson indicating the Saint Louis Art Museum’s acceptance of the gift [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, October 10, 1979.
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