Clothespin

A work made of cor-ten and stainless steel; edition three of three.
© Claes Oldenburg.

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  • A work made of cor-ten and stainless steel; edition three of three.

Date:

1975

Artist:

Claes Oldenburg
American, born Sweden 1929

About this artwork

Over the last 50 years, Claes Oldenburg has created an art of parody and humor by radically altering the scale of and materials associated with everyday objects. His early work in the 1960s took the form of brightly painted plaster reliefs and sculptures of foodstuffs and other commercial products. Later the canvas props that Oldenburg had sewn for earlier performancebased events led to large-scale soft sculptures. By the mid-1960s, the artist turned his attention to drawings and proposals for outdoor monuments—some imaginary, some real. A 45-foot-tall version of Clothespin is installed near City Hall in Philadelphia.

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Artist

Claes Oldenburg

Title

Clothespin

Origin

United States

Date

1975

Medium

Cor-ten and stainless steel; edition three of three

Dimensions

304.8 x 111.8 x 61 cm (120 x 44 x 24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Auxiliary Board; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund

Reference Number

1976.96

Copyright

© Claes Oldenburg.

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