Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Mouse Museum / The Ray Gun Wing: Two Collections/Two Museums by Claes Oldenburg, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1978

In Oldenburg's words, "the Ray Gun stands for vision, the power of 'seeing through walls,' i.e. the artist's supposed capacity to discover reality. The slogan connected with it is: 'Annihilate, illuminate,' or to be transformed by revelation, knowledge. The Ray Gun Wing is a celebration of the right angle form... -from the introduction by Judith Russi Kirshner

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