blue and grey; vertical crisscrossing shoelaces with slightly drooping bow at top; U-shaped element at bottom; vertical elements flanking laces

%C2%A9 Claes Oldenburg

Study for Sneaker Lace - White, 1991

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Published by Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, this color lithograph is part of a group of seven prints that Oldenburg produced as part of his “Sneaker Lace” series of 1991. The series features portions of a gym shoe and interwoven shoelace that extends vertically to suggest the form of a palm tree swaying in the wind. The subject reprises a theme that first appeared in Oldenburg’s work in the late 1960s. Serving as studies for an oversize sculpture, these prints show Oldenburg’s ideas of how his still life sculpture would appear in a landscape. Like many of his recurring themes, the subject reflects Oldenburg’s longstanding interest in seeing his favorite objects set into open exterior spaces, thus merging the scale of still life with that of landscape.

Details
Title
Study for Sneaker Lace - White
Artist Life
American, born Sweden, 1929
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.73.5
Provenance
OFLP Properties, LLC, Savage, Minn.
Catalogue Raisonne
Axsom & Platzker 228; Gemini 1522
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blue and grey; vertical crisscrossing shoelaces with slightly drooping bow at top; U-shaped element at bottom; vertical elements flanking laces

© Claes Oldenburg