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Soft washstand

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  • Maya asked

    Beste medewerkers van het boijmans,

    Voor een onderzoek naar de sculpturen van Claes Oldenburg ben ik geïnteresseerd naar de maten van het werk 'Soft washstand'. Hebben jullie toevallig deze maten in het archief?

    Alvast heel erg bedankt,
    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Maya Berkhof

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dag Maya, deze informatie hebben we in het archief, maar je kan het ook gewoon op de website zien! Als je bij 'meer details' gaat kijken staat er misschien nog informatie dan interessant is voor je onderzoek. De afmetingen van dit werk zijn: Hoogte 139.5 cm, Breedte 87 cm, Diepte 51 cm. Groeten, Lisa Heinis


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In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg made replicas of food intended for theatrical performances and for sale in ‘The Store’: a shop, studio and installation in one. He delivered art to the man in the street as a product: art that, ‘that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum, […] that embroils itself with the everyday crap’. Later he worked on a much larger scale and made soft versions of hard objects, such as this washbasin.

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Title Soft washstand
Material and technique Vinyl, capok, painted wood and painted metal
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 139.5 cm
Width 87 cm
Depth 51 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Claes Oldenburg
Accession number BEK 1748 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van: Mondriaan Fonds, de Vereniging Rembrandt (mede dankzij haar Dura Kunstfonds) mede dankzij het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, gemeente Rotterdam en VSB Fonds 2006 Purchase with support of: the Mondriaan Fonds, the Dura Kunstfonds of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Vereniging Rembrandt, also thanks to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, gemeente Rotterdam and VSB Fonds 2006
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2006
Age artist About 36 years old
External exhibitions Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties (2012)
(Re)staging When Attitudes Become Form (2013)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Painting > Painted > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Painting > Painted > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America
Geographical origin Sweden > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe

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Claes Oldenburg

Stockholm 1929

Claes Oldenburg is of Swedish origin and studied art and literature at Yale University and subsequently, from 1950 to 1954, at the School of the Art Institute...

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