" Geometric Mouse - Scale D 1971 17x14"1971
Sculpture : Movable 3-Dimensional Object, Die Cut Laminated Photo Offset Printed Paper
Size : 17.5x14 in | 44x36 cm
Edition : Unnumbered Edition of 3000REDUCEDFAVORITEWELL PRICED
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Condition : Excellent
Purchased from : Publisher 2003
Story / Additional Info :
This original multiple is by Claes Oldenburg; first edition published by Gemini, CA in 1971; unsigned - as issued; originally issued as an unlimited edition & unnumbered (but approximately 3,000 copies were produced in 1971), but according to the publisher no more will be published because of today's cost.
Geometric Mouse, Scale-D "Home Made", 1971; a moveable 3-dimensional object; die-cut/laminated photo offset on die-cut cardboard, stainless-steel wire, bead chains, nickel-plated fasteners; when opened: 17-1/2 x 14 ins & the height will vary (33x 40.6 x 30.5cm); fabricated by Anderson Litho. LA; the flat base it sits on is also made of die-cut cardboard measures: 16-1/2 x 19-1/2in;
"The white paper Geometric Mouse is called 'home-made" because it is a reproduction (2/3 smaller) of the prototype made in preparation for the fabricated black metal.....imprinted with reproductions of the artist's notations and signature; in original clear plastic covering.
In pristine condition
Sealed in original plastic wrap
Certificate of Authenticity : Gemini GEL
LID : 99485
Claes Thure Oldenburg - Sweden
Art Brokerage: Claes Oldenburg Swedish Artist: b. 1929. Claes Oldenburg was born January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Claes Oldenburg is the son of a Swedish diplomat. As a child he and his family moved to United States in 1936, first to New York then, later, to Chicago where he graduated from the Latin School of Chicago. Oldenburg studied at Yale University from 1946 to 1950, then returned to Chicago where he studied under the direction of Paul Wieghardt at the Art Institute of Chicago until 1954. The most memorable aspects of Oldenburg's works are perhaps, the colossal sculptures that he has made. Sculptures, though quite large, often have interactive capabilities. One such interactive early sculpture was a soft sculpture of a tube of lipstick which would deflate unless a participant re-pumped air into it. In 1974, Oldenburg's' sculpture, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, was redesigned in a sturdier aluminum form, the giant lipstick being placed vertically atop tank treads. Originally installed in Beinecke Plaza at Yale, it now resides in the Morse College courtyard. In the 1960s he became associated with the Pop Art movement and attended many so-called happenings, which were performance art related productions of that time. The name he gave to his own productions was "Ray Gun Theatre". Oldenburg's spirited art found first a niche then a great popularity that endures to this day. Oldenburg just created a major public sculpture for City Center in Las Vegas. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage. Check out our new sister site Bluechipartbrokerage.com