Claes Oldenburg, ‘Study For Standing Baseball Mitt and Ball’, 1976, ArtWise

"Study For Standing Baseball Mitt and Ball" by Claes Oldenburg, Unsigned Offset Lithograph printed in 1976 from an edition size of 1000. The overall size of the Offset Lithograph is 37.5 x 24 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Offset Lithograph: Offset lithograph in five colors on white, moderately thick, slightly textured paper. Edition of 1000. 100 copies signed and unnumbered, 900 copies unsigned and unnumbered. Published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Massachusett's Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Published on the occasion of the one-man exhibition Claes Oldenburg: Six Themes at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, January 16- February 27, 1976. Page 276 #138 Claes Oldenburg "Printed Stufff" A catalogue raisonne.

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

About Claes Oldenburg

“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.”

Swedish, b. 1929, Stockholm, Sweden, based in New York, New York