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Collections Geometric Mouse — Scale C

Collections Geometric Mouse — Scale C

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Courtesy Walker Art Center
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© Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

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Title
Geometric Mouse — Scale C
Date
1971
Dimensions
overall 19 × 20 × 13 inches
Materials
anodized aluminum, paint, steel
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1985.671.1-.3
Edition
103/120
Inscriptions
on right eye: “C.O. 103/120”
Printer
Gemini G.E.L.
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Tyler, 1985

object label Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse–Scale C (1971) Walker Art Center, 1998

The portrait head has been a prominent form in traditional sculptural practice. From figurative representations of mythical and literary subjects to abstract and utopic interpretations, the portrait head has undergone many transformations throughout the 20th century. With the influence of Constructivism, Expressionism, and abstraction, these works reflect the evolution of the form from early modernist impulses to the contemporary aesthetics of Pop Art.

Label text for Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse–Scale C (1971), from the exhibition 100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 22-May 24, 1998.

Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center