Claes Oldenburg, ‘Maus Museum’, 1972, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset lithograph, Kwiat Art
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Claes Oldenburg

Maus Museum, 1972

Offset lithograph
33 × 23 in
83.8 × 58.4 cm
.
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Los Angeles
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Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A rare exhibition poster for Oldenburg's 1972 exhibition in which he objects collected by the …

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Very good condition. Mild handling wear, creasing. Please see photos.
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Not signed
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Not included
Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, b. 1929
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“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum,” wrote Claes Oldenburg in his seminal 1961 manifesto I Am For An Art. From his Happenings beginning in the 1960s, to his enormous public sculptures of ice cream and rubber stamps, to his collaboration with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, Oldenburg has remained at the forefront of the Conceptual and Pop art movements. He has worked in a variety of mediums including performance, drawing, and writing, though he is best known for his large glossy or soft sculptures of ordinary consumer items, such as Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969-74). Some of Oldenburg’s most radical works remain in the realm of concept, as in his proposal for Thames Ball (1967)—a giant toilet tank ball that would have floated on the Thames River. “I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all,” he wrote. “I am for an artist who vanishes.”

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A rare exhibition poster for Oldenburg's 1972 exhibition in which he objects collected by the artist were shown within a museum of his own design. Ships FREE, rolled in protective tube.

Medium
Condition
Very good condition. Mild handling wear, creasing. Please see photos.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, b. 1929
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“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum,” wrote Claes Oldenburg in his seminal 1961 manifesto I Am For An Art. From his Happenings beginning in the 1960s, to his enormous public sculptures of ice cream and rubber stamps, to his collaboration with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, Oldenburg has remained at the forefront of the Conceptual and Pop art movements. He has worked in a variety of mediums including performance, drawing, and writing, though he is best known for his large glossy or soft sculptures of ordinary consumer items, such as Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969-74). Some of Oldenburg’s most radical works remain in the realm of concept, as in his proposal for Thames Ball (1967)—a giant toilet tank ball that would have floated on the Thames River. “I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all,” he wrote. “I am for an artist who vanishes.”

Claes Oldenburg

Maus Museum, 1972

Offset lithograph
33 × 23 in
83.8 × 58.4 cm
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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