Clothespin - 4 Foot Version A.P. IV

Clothespin - 4 Foot Version A.P. IV

1974
Artist
Claes Oldenburg, American, Swedish, 1929-
Born: Stockholm, Sweden
Work Locations: New York, NY
sculpture
Bronze and stainless steel on acrylic base
Funds from Alliance For Contemporary Art, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Madden, and Kenneth M. Good.
1981.11

Claes Oldenburg, Clothespin - 4 Foot Version A.P. lV, 1974. Bronze and stainless steel on acrylic base; 48 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Alliance For Contemporary Art, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Madden, Kenneth M. Good., 1981.11. © 2018 Claes Oldenburg.

Dimensions
overall height: 48.5 in, 123.1900 cm; overall width: 17.5 in, 44.4500 cm; overall depth: 8.25 in, 20.9550 cm; weight: 65 oz, 1842.6850 g; length: 16.25 in, 41.2750 cm; width: 7 in, 17.7800 cm; height: 47.5 in, 120.6500 cm; length: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; width
Edition
Edition of 9, 4 A.P.
Inscription
"Oldenburg" on base
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Oldenburg's monumental sculptures celebrate the significance and beauty of everyday things – often making subjects much bigger than life. This work is a one-twelfth size scale model of the 48 1/2 foot high sculpture in Centre Square, Philadelphia, installed during the bicentennial year, 1976. It's spring forms the numbers '7' and '6'. The form of the two halves of the clothespin also alludes to Brancusi's famous sculpture, The Kiss, which is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection.  

Exhibition History
  • "Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art"--Denver Art Museum, 11/16/2002 - 8/3/2003

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