Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection
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Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Red Grooms rose to prominence during the pop-art era. In addition to producing painting, sculpture, and installations, Grooms has been a prolific printmaker. His art often combines social and political commentary and humor.
Depiction of a woman dressed in blue making several doughnuts.
This print is a part of Red Grooms' 1970 Target Store installation, or The Discount Store. This installation was a replica of Crystal, Minnesota's Target store. The installation consisted of materials such as cardboard, sponges, guns, and various other Target products. Grooms wanted the installation to be cartoonish and as accurate as possible. This Target replica was inspired by the people that Red Grooms had observed in the store, including a girl selling doughnuts, the original sculpture being made out of wood.
Slight discoloration, staining and staple punctures