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Claes Oldenburg: Sculptural Multiples

February 17, 2018 – March 24, 2018

During his prolific 60-year career, Claes Oldenburg has used collage, drawing, performance, sculpture and monumental public artworks to explore the mystery and power of commonplace objects.  He changes the color, scale, shape and texture of these familiar items, creating surprising and often humorous forms that encourage us to experience our environment differently. During the early 1960s, these works established Oldenburg as one of the leading practitioners of Pop Art. Today he is best known for his iconic public sculptures which dot urban landscapes throughout the United States and Europe.

Works In Exhibition

Profiterole

Claes Oldenburg Profiterole 1989 Cast aluminum, latex paint and brass

6 x 8 1/8 x 8 5/8 inches  (15.2 x 20.6 x 21.9 cm)
Edition of 75
Signed as fabricated up to June, 1991
(Inventory #29290)

 

Miniature Soft Drum Set

Claes Oldenburg Miniature Soft Drum Set 1969 Three-dimensional screenprint and spray-paint in colors on canvas, with rope

and painted wooden stand
9 x 19 x 13 inches  (22.9 x 48.3 x 33 cm)
Edition of 200
Initialed and numbered in ink on the base drum
(Inventory #28446)

Baked Potato (from 7 Objects in a Box)

Claes Oldenburg Baked Potato (from 7 Objects in a Box) 1966 Cast resin, painted with acrylic

Object size:  4 x 8 x 4 5/8 inches  (10.2 x 20.3 x 11.7 cm)
Plate size:  1 x 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches  (2.5 x 26.7 x 18.7 cm)
Edition of 75
Initialed in ink and numbered on underside
(Inventory #29324)

Geometric Mouse – Scale C

Claes Oldenburg Geometric Mouse – Scale C 1971 Black anodized aluminum

Edition of 120
Signed, numbered, chop and copyright mark on disc attached to chain
24 1/2 x 20 x 9 (ear) inches (62.2 x 50.8 x 22.9 cm)
(Inventory #27510)

 

Wedding Souvenir

Claes Oldenburg Wedding Souvenir 1966 Cast resin, painted with acrylic

for the wedding of Jim and Judith Elliott in Topanga Canyon, California, April 23, 1966
from a series of approximately 200
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches  (14 x 16.5 x 5.7 cm)
(Inventory #27604)

N.Y.C. Pretzel

Claes Oldenburg N.Y.C. Pretzel 1994 Screenprint in colors on three-ply cardboard

6 x 6 1/2 inches  (15.2 x 16.5 cm)
Edition of Open Edition
Signed and stamped with artist’s copyright stamp on the reverse
(Inventory #29652)