Study for Stake Hitch, 1983


Claes Thure Oldenburg ( American, 1929 )


Coosje Van Bruggen ( American, 1942 - 2009 )

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General Description

This preparatory drawing by Claes Oldenburg is related to the DMA-commissioned, monumental, site-specific sculpture Stake Hitch (1984.52.a-b). In 1987, artist Claes Oldenburg gifted this drawing to the museum along with several others; the DMA owns a total of 8 drawings and 6 models related to Stake Hitch that contribute to our understanding of Oldenburg's ideas and working methods, as well as his approach to process, material, and space.

Adapted from

Elizabeth Simon, DMA unpublished material, 1991.