American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Jake Cress, American, born 1945

“Oops” chair

1991

Cherry and paint

37 1/4 x 30 x 23 1/4in. (94.615 x 76.2 x 59.055 cm)
Gift of Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang, B.A. 1965
2011.6.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Fincastle, Virginia
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Purchased from Cress by Sotheby's in 1996 "as a gift in appreciation to an anonymous client" (as per Cress).

Bibliography: 

Galen Cranz, The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1998), (ill. cover).

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 114, 371, pl. 105.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 115, pl. 105, ill.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.