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Tea Bag
  • Artist Claes Oldenburg (American, *1929)
  • TitleTea Bag
  • Dating 1965
  • Technique/MaterialPainted plastic and texile on paper panel
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 1970
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory NumberSk 516
  • Rights and ReproductionClaes Oldenburg 2013©
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
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Claes Oldenburg is one of the central figures of Pop art. He was born in Sweden, but grew up and works in the US. Oldenburg is best known for his installations that represent enlarged everyday objects elevated to the level of art. It could be a shuttlecock, a frankfurter, or, as here, a tea bag. It has been his enduring interest to challenge our unthinking glance by giving hard objects a soft form.

Per Dahlström 2014