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London Knees 1966, 1966-1968

Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, American, 1929
valise containing polyurethane-coated latex knees in wool-felt bags, with acrylic base and 3 folders of postcards, notes, drawings, and photographs
Printed by Editions Alecto Ltd.
39 cm high with base
Purchased 1969
National Gallery of Canada (no. 15774)
© 2000 Claes Oldenburg

Folders contain: A) 3 giant postcards; B) 3 drawings ("Knee Bridge", "Knee Buoy", and "Knee Cathedral"); C) 4 pages from a London sketchbook, 4-page folder of coloured knees and 2 "Fag-end" drawings, 4-page folder of exploratory photographs and a drawing, and instruction page on the positioning of the knees




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