Pear
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26448.11
People
Claes Oldenburg, American (Stockholm, Sweden 1929 -)
Published by Fluxus, American
Title
Pear
Classification
Prints
Work Type
portfolio
Date
late 1960s
Culture
American
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Readymade rubber pear
Dimensions
8.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Barbara Moore, Bound/Unbound, New York, New York, partial gift partial purchase; to Harvard University Art Museums, June 28, 2005.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
S. 341 (var.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection, Margaret Fisher Fund and gift of Barbara Moore/Bound & Unbound
Copyright
© Claes Oldenburg
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
M26448.11
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
A single-item version of the projected Fluxus edition. Included in Flux Year Box 2.
Publication History

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008)

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 172-173, cat. 44, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2007 - 06/10/2007

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 02/13/2016 - 05/08/2016; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016

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Verification Level

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