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Claes Oldenburg

Punching Bag, 1968

Canvas stuffed with kapok, mounted on wood
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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

This work is accompanied by the drawing …

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

This work is accompanied by the drawing Notebook Page: Views of the Punching Bag, circa 1971, 5 x 3 in., acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

bag 36 x 18 1/4 in. (91.4 x 46.4 cm)
disc diameter 20 in. (73.7 cm)
overall 50 1/2 x 20 x 19 in. (128.3 …

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Signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated " punching bag CO 68" on the wood disc
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 …

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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 …

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

This work is accompanied by the drawing …

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

This work is accompanied by the drawing Notebook Page: Views of the Punching Bag, circa 1971, 5 x 3 in., acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

bag 36 x 18 1/4 in. (91.4 x 46.4 cm)
disc diameter 20 in. (73.7 cm)
overall 50 1/2 x 20 x 19 in. (128.3 …

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Signature
Signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated " punching bag CO 68" on the wood disc
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 …

Read more

“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 …

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Claes Oldenburg

Punching Bag, 1968

Canvas stuffed with kapok, mounted on wood
Bidding closed
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