Geometric Mouse : Scale D (Paper),
  • multiple
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 48.7 x 41.9 x .64 cm. [dimensions packaged] ; 33 x 40.6 x 30.5 cm. [dimensions assembled]
  • Photo-offset on die-cut cardboard, stainless-steel wire, chains, nickel-plated fasteners
  • edition size 3000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Geometric Mouse : Scale D (Paper),"Home-made"

Claes Oldenburg

Geometric Mouse : Scale D (Paper),

description

Classic "Pop Art" multiple by the American king of the medium, Claes Oldenburg. Produced in 1971, the "Geometric Mouse: Scale D" is the baby among the Geometric Mice executed by Oldenburg. Following the Scale C (120 copies produced in anodized black aluminum); Scale B (18 copies produced in red painted steel), Scale A (6 copies produced in blue / yellow, black-and-white variants), and the massive Scale X (1 unique copy produced in red painted steel) -- the Scale D Mouse was intended to be the most populous of all Mice and produced in an "unlimited edition," however, only a single production of 3,000 were manufactured in 1971. Packaged as a consumer item, within plastic shrink-wrap, the Scale D Mice were intended to circulate within the stream of other commodities and infiltrate society much as household mice do. The Mice offered by Specific Object are in shrink-wrapped as issued.

Los Angeles, CA : Gemini G.E.L., 1971
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