Nationality

American

Artist Dates

b. 1929

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Date of Work

1974

Medium

Lithograph

Edition #

71/100

Collection/Provenance

Published by The Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996) at Columbia University.

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Artist Bio

Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg is an important artist within the Pop Art movement. He is best known for his sculpture which often used soft, rather than hard, materials (such as vinyl and cloth). He often presented commonplace subjects related to popular culture at a scale that was larger than life.

Additional Information

The subject of this print relates to Oldenburg’s sculptural projects, such as Hats in Three Stages of Landing, which features three aluminum and steel hats.

This artwork is from a portfolio of original prints published in recognition of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996), a distinguished art historian who was very much appreciated by major contemporary artists of his day.

In 1974, a committee was formed to establish a Chair in Art History at Columbia University in Schapiro's honor. The portfolio, published in an edition of 100, was produced to raise funds to support the Chair. UND’s set of portfolio prints are numbered 71/100.

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