Claes Oldenburg

Geometric Mouse: Scale D (Paper), “Home-made”

Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse: Scale D (Paper), “Home-made”
Claes Oldenburg (1929-) 
Geometric Mouse: Scale D (Paper), “Home-made”
photo offset on die-cut cardboard, stainless-steel wire, bead chains, nickel-plated fasteners, plastic shrink-wrap
19 1/8h x 16 1/2w in
unnumbered edition of 3,000


A moveable 3-dimensional object.

Geometric Mouse: Scale D is called “home-made” because it is a white cardboard reproduction (2/3 smaller) of the prototype made in preparation for the fabricated black metal Scale C Mouse. It is imprinted with reproductions of the artist’s notations and signature and it was intended to be an unlimited edition, but it was only produced once in 1971 when only 3,000 were manufactured. Packaged within plastic shrink-wrap to look like a consumer item, the Scale D Mice were meant to circulate with other real commodities and infiltrate society much like real household mice. 

published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA  

shrink-wrapped as issued, some tiny stain marks from the chain laying against the paper (common with many copies) 

$ 1,000