Standing Mitt with Ball

Standing Mitt with Ball

1973

Claes Thure Oldenburg

(American, 1929-)

Steel, lead and wood

Overall: 210.8 x 241.2 x 388.4 cm (83 x 94 15/16 x 152 15/16 in.)

Gift of Agnes Gund given in honor of George Gund III 2017.125

Fun Fact

This artist makes super-sized re-creations of everyday objects.

Description

Oldenburg is known for creating artworks that reinterpret the quotidian objects that make up our everyday lives in a variety of sizes and materials, whether they are truly banal, bizarre, or curiously appealing. This colossal work conflates rigid steel, soft lead, and curved wooden planks to present a monumental distillation of America’s favorite pastime.

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