Claes Oldenburg

American, b. 1929, Stockholm, Sweden
Claes Oldenburg

 

In 1965, Claes Oldenburg transitioned from his innovative installations and artistic events to creating outdoor works of symbolic and satiristic forms. The motif of the mouse first appeared in Oldenburg’s work in 1963 and has since been presented as an autobiographical logo of the artist. Geometric Mouse (Scale A, ⅙) is an example of his mouse motifs, combining the image of the popular Disney cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, with that of early movie cameras.

Geometric Mouse

 

Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse, Scale A 1/6

 

Title: Geometric Mouse
Date: 1969
Medium: painted steel and aluminium
Dimensions: 106 x 355 inches
Accession Number: P69.2.4
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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