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Soft Inverted Q-Black, Proof VI

Claes Oldenburg

(Stockholm, Sweden, 1929 - )

1975

Cast synthetic rubber

18 in. x 17 in. x 10 in. (45.72 cm x 43.18 cm x 25.4 cm)

Gift of the artist

1976.31

More Information

This piece, a study for the museum's six-foot tall sculpture, is cast from Hytrel, a manmade rubber used to make hoses, gaskets, and a range of other industrial products. The outdoor sculpture was to have been constructed from Hytrel as well in homage to Akron’s role as a rubber producer. When the sculpture’s large size made that impossible, however, it was cast from concrete instead and coated with a polyurethane surface.

Marks

Inscribed on underside: "Trial Proof VI 7/75"

Keywords
American
Pop Art
Rubber
Sculpture