The exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties closed a few weeks ago, but Geometric Mouse — Scale A (1969/1971) didn’t leave the building until this morning. Bundled in hats, scarves, and gloves, a small team removed the glass doors on Hennepin Avenue to make a large enough space for the work to be carefully escorted out. To assist the complex move the piece was disassembled and placed on two wooden carts. Then, a team of four rolled the Mouse from the Hennepin Lobby to the curb to be attached and lifted into the air by a crane. This Mouse scene was quite unusual for the people driving by the Walker this morning.
The yellow Geometric Mouse will be stored off-site until it is placed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in March. (more…)