Color etching and aquatint
Support: Chine collé
Delia E. Holden Fund 1982.72
© Claes Thure Oldenburg
"Style in drawing is the recreation in shorthand and graph of the terms of one's physical vision...Of course the temperament as instrumented by the hand...affects the drawings. In my case: instantaneous, impulsive..."
Oldenburg is famous for his sculptures, which are objects or parts of the body increased to colossal scale and set in landscape or urban environments. Although monumental Oldenburg sculptures of everyday objects exist, like the Free Stamp in Cleveland, of the Clothespin in Philadelphia, Postcard of the Spoon of the Ile St. Louis with Needles is a fantasy---an idea for a sculpture that can never be made.
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