Exhibition: Claes Oldenburg - Sculptural Multiples
Krakow Witkin Gallery proudly presents “Claes Oldenburg - Sculptural Multiples”, a tight survey of Oldenburg’s multiples, primarily ones from the 1960’s and early 1970’s. The works, in a variety of media, are humorous, smart and subtle. They celebrate the everyday rituals that give coherence to people's lives all while turning assumptions upside down. As Thomas Lawson points out, the multiples depend on ``the pleasure of recognition,’’ whether in the Geometric Mouse, which has Mickey Mouse's head in the style of Alexander Calder or the cardboard cut-out of the N.Y.C. Pretz.