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Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Accession Number
1976/2.122

Title
Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Artist(s)
Claes Oldenburg

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
lithograph and two-color silkscreen on paper

Dimensions
9 in. x 12 in. ( 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject matter
This print is part of a portfolio made in collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) and Moderna Museet as a fundraising effort for American artists. Claes Oldenburg was best known for his pop art sculptures that critiqued the mass consumerism of the period. This print fits in with this aesthetic: Oldenburg draws a wall plug that looks like Mickey Mouse. An iconic symbol of American childhood, the transformation of Mickey into a mundane household object in some ways degrades the power he carries. But this transformation is a frequent reality in our consumer world. 

EC 2017

Physical Description
This vertically oriented black print shows a an electric plug that looks like Mickey Mouse.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
The New York Collection for Stockholm
cartoons (humorous images)
chalk lithography
modern and contemporary art
satire (artistic device)

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