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Claes Oldenburg

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 under Design Reviews | No comments

Claes Oldenburg (Klahss Old-en-berg)
Born: January 28, 1929, in Stockholm, Sweden

Oldenburg's initial interest in constructing environments such as The Street (1960), The Store (1961), and Bedroom Ensemble (1963) soon evolved into a concentration on single sculptures. Using ordinary, everyday objects as his form of expression, he went on to develop "soft" sculpture and fantastic proposals for civic monuments. In 1969, Oldenburg took up fabrication on a large scale with Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, which became a controversial focus for student protest when it was installed on the Yale campus, followed in 1976 by Clothespin for downtown Philadelphia ...

Piece I Enjoyed: Tie & Stud - 1994 Lithograph $7,500
URL: Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen
Gallery of Interest: Gemini G.E.L. LLC Art Gallery
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