Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"Artist(s)Claes OldenburgArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1973Medium & Supportlithograph and two-color silkscreen on paperDimensions
9 in. x 12 in. ( 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm )Credit LineGift of Mr. Robert RauschenbergSubject 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 2017Physical Description
This vertically oriented black print shows a an electric plug that looks like Mickey Mouse.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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The New York Collection for Stockholm
cartoons (humorous images)
modern and contemporary art
satire (artistic device)