Steel, lead and wood
Overall: 210.8 x 241.2 x 388.4 cm (83 x 94 15/16 x 152 15/16 in.)
Weight: 3,600lbs (crated)
Gift of Agnes Gund given in honor of George Gund III 2017.125
© Claes Thure Oldenburg
This artist makes super-sized re-creations of everyday objects.
Oldenburg is known for creating artworks that reinterpret the quotidian objects that make up our everyday lives in a variety of sizes and materials, whether they are truly banal, bizarre, or curiously appealing. This colossal work conflates rigid steel, soft lead, and curved wooden planks to present a monumental distillation of America’s favorite pastime.
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