Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Profile Airflow’ gets some TLC
Behind-the-scenes / Multiples

Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Profile Airflow’ gets some TLC

        Claes Oldenburg’s Profile Airflow 1969 was the first of numerous innovative multiples (three-dimensional sculptural editions) the artist created in collaboration with Gemini GEL in the early 1970s. Inspired by original drawings of the iconic 1936 Chrysler Airflow, Oldenburg created a lithograph over which sits a translucent plastic relief of the car. … Continue reading

Artists / Exhibitions / Gemini GEL / Multiples / Tyler Graphics Ltd

Word pictures

To celebrate the National Year of Reading the children’s gallery here at the NGA is showing Word Pictures, an exhibition that focuses on the use of text in works of art. Four artists from the Tyler Collection – Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg – are represented. Below we have compiled a … Continue reading

Behind-the-scenes / Gemini GEL / Multiples

Up the skirt of Oldenburg’s ‘Ice bag – scale B’

Claes Oldenburg is known for his experimentation with prints and multiples in order to produce witty, large scale transformations of everyday objects.  Like the other, larger Ice bags that Oldenburg created, Ice bag – scale B (1971) was given life as a kinetic sculpture, mechanically powered from within so that it rises and tilts continually, in a gentle circular motion – almost as if it is breathing.  … Continue reading