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Inspired by food, clothing and household appliances, Oldenburg's sculptures introduce surprising modifications in terms of scale, materials and texture. His aim is 'to get people accustomed to recognising the power of objects'. This sculpture represents the counter of a bar with a sandwich, French bread, potato and slices of ham. Oldenburg's sensuous use of colour and texture echoes the surfaces of abstract paintings of the period.

August 2004