Claes Oldenburg

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United States sculptor (born in Sweden)

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Claes Oldenburg speaking to the audience on September 24, 1993, at the public launch of the |sculpture
you can say, as Claes Oldenburg does, "I am for an art
The suggestion, for example, that a giant pen nib could be placed on the top of the telecom tower in Birmingham simply could not have been made had not Claes Oldenburg proposed many such ideas half a century ago.
An American born in Sweden in 1929, Claes Oldenburg is a true pop-surrealist.
Among the 190 beautifully reproduced images are works by Joseph Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt, Saul Steinberg, and E.B.
She also recalls, "The work contributed to this exhibition by Claes Oldenburg was a man's suit made of stiff papiermache" (39), a recollection borne out by the installation photograph.
The pictures of Herbert Ferber, Claes Oldenburg, and Peter Agostini, and the cover photo of Peter Agostini's studio, are from the Philip Pavia Collection at the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library at Emory University.
They take pains to place him firmly in an art history context, surrounded by Abstract Impressionists such as Robert Rauschenberg and his lover in the late 1950's, Jasper Johns, and Pop innovators like Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. Warhol's many influences are duly noted: the authors mention in passing, for example, that Frank Stella's 1961 "Benjamin Moore" (individual paintings representing a color in that paint manufacturer's line) may have been the inspiration for Warhol's 1962 series of Campbell's Soup cans.
Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films
CityCenter also features a resident Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the timeless musical legacy of Elvis Presley; and an unparalleled Fine Art Collection with works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, among others.
Other artists whose works dot the CityCentre campus include Henry Moore, Frank Stella, Richard Long and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
Artist records were also established for Claes Oldenburg, Douglas Wheeler, Tony Smith and Kerry James Marshal.
Other classes include Studio II: Cell phones in SoHo, a look at the design and growth in this art and fashion mecca; Studio IV: Pop-Art and Architecture, an exploration that asks the question, "What if the great Pop artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Roy Lichtenstein had been architects?"; and another Secret Places class but for students grades entering 3 through 6.
Consider Claes Oldenburg's large-scale monument located at Yale University titled Lipstick(Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969) or Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds' indoor and outdoor language installations which he calls Sharp Rocks (1983-1987).
Like the soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg, he uses everyday objects we're accustomed to, while leaving the comic relief aside.