Blue Saxophone

Claes Thure Oldenburg, American, 1929 - 2022



Crayon and watercolor on paper

Sheet: 14 5/8 × 11 15/16 in. (37.1 × 30.3 cm)

Frame: 22 3/8 × 19 1/2 in. (56.8 × 49.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Hugh J. Freund, Class of 1967

© Claes Oldenburg



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Initialled and dated, in graphite, lower left: CO / '92

Course History

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II,III, Jack Wilson, Fall 2022

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 43, ill. p. 43, fig. 47.


Pace Gallery, New York; sold to Hugh J. Freund; given to present collection, 2001.

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