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The Baltimore Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
On Paper: Drawings from the Benesch Collection
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-3898


November 18th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: 
November 18th, 2012 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Proposed Colossal Monument for Grand Army Plaza, New York City: Baked Potato (Thrown Version), Claes OldenburgClaes Oldenburg,
Proposed Colossal Monument for Grand Army Plaza, New York City: Baked Potato (Thrown Version),
1965
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The BMA’s new gallery dedicated to the presentation of the Museum’s renowned holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs opens with 10 outstanding drawings from the 1960s and 70s by contemporary masters for whom drawing was central to their art. These works show a range of everyday and extraordinary objects—from Jasper Johns’ trompe l’oeil rendering of a hanger to Claes Oldenburg’s amusing sketch of a baked potato monument in front of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. Philip Guston, Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, and Antoni Tàpies are among the other artists represented. These works are drawn from the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection at the BMA, a group of more than 140 remarkable drawings by international contemporary artists.


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