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Fri, Feb 24, 2023 02:00PM EST - Thu, Mar 2, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 15

Claes Oldenburg: Exhibition Poster

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

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Claes Oldenburg: Exhibition Poster. This work by Claes Oldenburg was the exhibition poster at the Kestner-Gesellschaft art gallery in Hannover, Germany in 1976. The image in this poster is a humbled-looking figure with a bag over his face and a tail, perhaps a symbolic representation of Oldenburg himself. There is something not very pleasant with this figure - like an untrammeled fantasy that is dangerous and needs to checked - perhaps not dissimilar to some of Oldenburg's art work. The image was also used as the exhibition catalogue cover, for which world-renowned art critic Barbara Rose was one of the writers. Unsigned, unnumbered, and unframed.
Claes Oldenburg (Swedish, 1929) is a Swedish-born American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects

33 x 23.5 inches paper.

Private collection, Boston.


Good aged condition; light handling throughout; pinholes in all corners.

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