(Stockholm, Sweden, 1929 - 2022, New York, New York)
From the series "Four on Plexi"
Vinyl, screenprint on plexiglass, with felt and rayon cord
39 x 28 x 3 1/2 in. (99.1 x 71.1 x 8.9 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
Gift of Harvey Buchanan in honor of Mary S. Myers
Throughout his career, Oldenburg has focused on monumentalizing everyday, ordinary objects. Harvey Buchanan, a retired art history professor from Case Western Reserve University, decided to donate 'Tea Bag' to the museum because it is “typical of the artist’s work, and sufficiently ambiguous . . . to be challenging.”
Verso on tag, in pencil, "Oldenburg 33/125"