Milchdose (Milk can)

Claus Böhmler

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1971
Milk can, resin and wire
38 x 26 x 13 cm

Claus Böhmler‘s oeuvre demonstrates frequent use of modern techniques of image-making, an example being the milk can in this work. It captures the moment of milk pouring. Associated with Fluxus, which valued simplicity and anti-commercialism, the artist created works with a whimsical sense of humour.

1971
Milk can, resin and wire
38 x 26 x 13 cm

Can everyday objects become works of art? The answer is positive for German artist Böhmler, who works on commonly seen objects in daily life. This Milk Can is an interesting example which captures the moment when milk is pouring from a can.

Claus Böhmler

Born in 1939 in Heilbronn, Claus Böhmler is a German artist whose artistic practice spans sculpture, installation and video, and whose oeuvre demonstrates frequent use of modern techniques of image-making. He studied at art academies in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. He took an early interest in reproduction – readymades and sounds have remained a crucial part of his work since the early 1960s. Böhmler is internationally recognised and has had an enormous influence on the post-war German art scene. Not only are his works widely exhibited in the country but also in other parts of the world.

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