Since the 1960s renowned artist Claes Oldenburg has been at the forefront of the Conceptual and Pop Art movements. His oversized sculptures are instantly recognizable and have inspired countless artists. Born in 1929 in Sweden, Oldenburg spent much of his adolescence in the US, before moving permanently to New York in 1956. Oldenburg participated in the array of happenings (performances) that began to take place in New York in the late… Read more
About the artwork
A central motif for Oldenburg in the 1960s, the Injun appears in many of the artist's works from this period, notably in his pamphlet Injun & Other Histories, published in 1960, and, of course, in the later silkscreen print Injun Foster. A bright color palette and red mane dominate the image, paired with rudimentary traits traced in bold black lines to vividly render the character.