Poster : Judson Memorial Church Centennial
  • poster
  • offset-printed
  • color
  • 70.6 x 52.5 cm
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size 5000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Poster : Judson Memorial Church Centennial

Claes Oldenburg

Poster : Judson Memorial Church Centennial

description

Offset version of poster printed to benefit the Judson Memorial Church. From Claes Oldenburg's unpublished writing (1990): "I wanted to make a symbol of the active Church, a walking or 'rockin' cross, which also happens to be a 'J,' a birthday candle and a newspaper collage of the world around the church. Selected activities of the Judson over the years are typed on my 1926 typewriter and scattered like street signs over the 'newspaper cross.' There's also a personal reference to the work in outlined newspaper collage I was doing when I showed and performed at the Judson Gallery in 1959-60."

references

Number 218.4 in "Printed Stuff : Prints, Posters and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg : A Catalogue Raisonné‚ 1958-1996" by Claes Oldenburg, Richard H. Axsom, David Platzker. New York / Madison, NY / WI : Hudson Hills Press / Madison Art Center, 1997, pp. 384.