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Woman Figure with Medusa Ornaments

A work made of graphite with smudging on ivory wove paper, laid down on bristol board.
© Claes Oldenburg.

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  • A work made of graphite with smudging on ivory wove paper, laid down on bristol board.

Date:

1967

Artist:

Claes Oldenburg
American, born Sweden, 1929-2022

About this artwork

Renowned for sculptures depicting absurdly large, displaced, and decontextualized everyday objects—such as Chicago’s Batcolumn (installed at 600 West Madison Street), Oldenburg earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954. Radically different from his iconic sculptures in subject matter, this drawing showcases the artist’s considerable graphic skills and powers of invention.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Claes Oldenburg

Title

Woman Figure with Medusa Ornaments

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1967

Medium

Graphite with smudging on ivory wove paper, laid down on Bristol board

Dimensions

76.2 × 56.8 cm (30 × 22 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Dr. Eugene A. Solow

Reference Number

1968.38

Copyright

© Claes Oldenburg.

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