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Claes Oldenburg
Ray Gun by Claes Oldenburg: screen print with raw black grey industrial texture

1972

$950

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Ray gun is one of Oldenburg’s most iconic motifs, and the artist’s tongue-in-cheek alter ego. Oldenburg took the name from a weapon used in the show “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D.,” that he had watched as a boy. This large screen print spells out “Ray Gun” in capital letters. The words look ripped, and the textured background is reminiscent of asphalt and industrial textures. Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine opened the exhibition Ray Gun in 1960 at Judson Gallery in New York, marking Oldenburg’s entry into contemporary art history. The exhibition featured performance and installation, and a wide variety of printed collateral such as mimeographed “artist’s books”, mimeographed drawings, offset lithographs, and posters. Screenprint in three colors based on his 1961 drawing Ray Gun Poster; printed on white, thick, slightly textured paper. Signed by the artist lower right in pencil; numbered lower center in pencil. Catalogue reference: Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996 Hudson Hills Press, New York in association with Madison Art Center Wisconsin 1997, no. 100 illustrated

Details

  • Artist
    Claes Oldenburg (1929, American)
  • Creation Year
    1972
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.9 in. (101.35 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This print is not previously owned and has been stored in our archives since its publication.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU121126443802

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