Industrially manufactured objects play a leading role in Oldenburg's work. The screw is one of those themes that crop up both in drawings and in ideas for monumental designs. When Oldenburg spent some time in the Netherlands in 1977, he also saw the bridges in Rotterdam and heard about the plans for the new Willemsbrug. All of this inspired him to create visionary images of a screw bridge. The museum commissioned him to make a maquette of the area between the Witte Huis and Noordereiland, with the bridge as its centre. In addition, he prepared a screw sculpture, which will be executed in aluminium.
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|Material and technique||Etching, aquatint|
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 79 cm
Width 147 cm
|Accession number||MB 1980/84 (MK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Claes Oldenburg 1980|
|Age artist||About 51 years old|
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Aquatint > Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The United States of America > North America > America|
|Geographical origin||Sweden > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel