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Claes Oldenburg

Striding Figure (from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness portfolio), 1962

Screenprint on paper
21 × 14 1/4 in
53.3 × 36.2 cm
Edition 8/150
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Sheet measures: 28.5 h x 20 w inches.

This work is number 8 from the edition of 150 published by …

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Sheet measures: 28.5 h x 20 w inches.

This work is number 8 from the edition of 150 published by Styria Studio, Inc., New York. This print was originally created in 1962 for a poster advertising a performance by the Aileen Passloff Dance Company, New York. This example was editioned in 1971 for the portfolio

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Signed and numbered to lower edge '8/150 Oldenburg'. Embossed to lower right 'Styria Studio Inc.'. Title and dated to verso 'Striding … Read more
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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Sheet measures: 28.5 h x 20 w inches.

This work is number 8 from the edition of 150 published by …

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Sheet measures: 28.5 h x 20 w inches.

This work is number 8 from the edition of 150 published by Styria Studio, Inc., New York. This print was originally created in 1962 for a poster advertising a performance by the Aileen Passloff Dance Company, New York. This example was editioned in 1971 for the portfolio

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Signature
Signed and numbered to lower edge '8/150 Oldenburg'. Embossed to lower right 'Styria Studio Inc.'. Title and dated to verso 'Striding … Read more
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

Striding Figure (from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness portfolio), 1962

Screenprint on paper
21 × 14 1/4 in
53.3 × 36.2 cm
Edition 8/150
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