A pig has its day in this greeting card sent by Stockholm-born, American sculptor CLAES OLDENBURG to curator and collector SAMUEL WAGSTAFF. Mr. Wagstaff was an early promoter of photography, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Earthworks.
<“To Samuel Wagstaff” (c. 1965), Photomechanical reproduction of a drawing, © Claes Oldenburg>
CLAES OLDENBURG is best known for public art installations featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. TORONTO’s Art Gallery of Ontario has Mr. Oldenburg’s FLOOR BURGER in its collection. You couldn’t get more everyday than this.
The sculpture has spawned lookalikes, including the Hamburger Bed shown below – http://www.mooshkatoo.blogspot.ca