© Claes Oldenburg. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Proposal for a Cathedral in the Form of a Sink Faucet for Lake Union, Seattle, Washington
Date: 1972
Medium: Lithograph
Dimensions: composition: 32 1/4 × 24 1/2 in. (81.9 × 62.2 cm) sheet: 34 3/4 × 32 1/8 in. (88.3 × 81.6 cm)
Credit Line: Special Purchase Fund, 1975
Object Number: 1975-12
About: Claes Oldenburg’s print shows a monumental water faucet proposed by the artist for a fantastic but specific public monument: a Cathedral in the Form of a Colossal Faucet, for Lake Union, Seattle. Pop art is a style in which the artist explores readily available images found in consumer culture in new and different ways. Here, Oldenburg manipulates the size of an ordinary kitchen faucet to create a proposal for an unlikely ecclesiastical structure.
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