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Ice Bag–Scale B

Artist
Claes Oldenburg, American (born Sweden), born 1929
Date
1971
Material
Nylon, fiberglass, mechanism, paint, lacquer, blowers, anodized parts, steel, zipper, acrylic, muslin, Velcro
Published in
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Sculpture, textiles
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
diameter: 48 1/4 in. (122.6 cm)
height, variable: 35 1/4 in. (89.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Singer
Rights
© Claes Oldenburg
Object Number
11:1975
NOTES
Claes Oldenburg took a distinctive approach to sculpture, recreating everyday objects such as typewriters, hamburgers, and ice bags, as shown here. He enlarged these familiar items far beyond their actual size, describing them as “monuments to everyday things.” Using fabric materials, such as nylon and vinyl, Oldenburg gave his works their characteristically “soft” appearance. Oldenburg intended for this ice bag to be kinetic, twisting and inflating in order to give the appearance of being filled with ice.
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