Half Tyre with Deflated Tube
Half Tyre with Deflated Tube
1987
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A fundamental axis of Claes Oldenburg’s artistic practice is the transformation of matter by turning common objects of mass consumerism into soft sculptures. Negating the normal functions and meanings of these objects, the artist built a critique of his time through irony and humour, making him one of the greatest exponents of Pop art. Many of his works were carried out in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. In addition, Oldenburg experimented with large public sculptures that generally feature replicas of everyday objects on a monumental scale, such as Els mistos (Matches, 1992), located at a crossroads in the Barcelona neighbourhood of Horta-Guinardó.

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original title
Half Tyre with Deflated Tube
year of acquisition
1988
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
56 x 63 x 24 cm
Copyright
© Claes Oldenburg
registration number
R.0028
date
1987
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Polyethylene, cardboard and acrylic
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
original title
Half Tyre with Deflated Tube
registration number
R.0028
date
1987
year of acquisition
1988
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Sculpture
media
Polyethylene, cardboard and acrylic
dimensions
56 x 63 x 24 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Claes Oldenburg
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