<h1 class="page">MoMA MULTIMEDIA</h1> <h1 class="custom-title">MoMA Multimedia</h1> <div id="player" class=""> <div class="content"> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2013/oldenburg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"> <img alt="87408" src="/images/dynamic_content/media_normal/87408.png?1404314036" /> </a> </div> <div class="info"> <div class="scrollable"> <small class="type">Interactive</small> <h2><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2013/oldenburg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store <br />Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing</a></h2> <p><p class="top">Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. This exhibition examines the beginnings of Oldenburg’s extraordinary career with an in-depth look at his first two major bodies of work: <i>The Street</i> (1960) and <i>The Store</i> (1961&ndash;64). During this intensely productive period Oldenburg redefined the relationship between painting and sculpture and between subject and form. <i>The Street</i> comprises objects made from cardboard, burlap, and newspaper that together create an immersive panorama of a gritty and bustling city. <i>The Store</i> features brightly painted sculptures and sculptural reliefs shaped to evoke commercial products and comestibles. In <i>The Store,</i> cigarettes, lingerie, and hamburgers all become viable subjects for art.</p> <p>On view in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium are Oldenburg’s <i>Mouse Museum</i> and <i>Ray Gun Wing.</i> Created in the 1970s, these two architectural structures present careful arrangements of readymade objects alongside various tests and experiments from Oldenburg’s studio. <i>Mouse Museum</i> and <i>Ray Gun Wing</i> propose equivalence between collecting and creating, while dissolving the distinction between everyday items and museum treasures.</p></p> </div> <form action="./" class="share"> <a href="#" class="selected" rel="permalink"><small>Permalink</small></a> <br class="clear" /> <input type="text" name="permalink" value="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2013/oldenburg/" id="permalink" class="selected copy-paste" /> <input type="text" name="embed" value="" data-embed="" data-iframe="" id="embed" class="copy-paste" /> </form> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <div id="playlist" class="JS_MediaPlaylist"> <div class="playlist-tabs"> <br class="clear" /> </div> </div> <br 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