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Tea Bag

Claes Oldenburg

(Stockholm, Sweden, 1929 - )

1966

Vinyl, screenprint on plexiglass, with felt and rayon cord

39 in. x 28 in. x 3 1/2 in. (99.06 cm x 71.12 cm x 8.89 cm)

Gift of Harvey Buchanan in honor of Mary S. Myers

2007.2

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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.”

Keywords
Mixed media
Plastic
Pop Art
Tea