Claes oldenburg

Discover the extraordinary world of Claes Oldenburg and his iconic artworks. Immerse yourself in his imaginative sculptures and explore the playful and thought-provoking concepts behind his art.
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Claes Oldenburg (1929- ) is one of the most popular sculptors alive today. He joined the pop-art movement in the 1960's and has created a series of large-scale sculptures of everyday items like toothpaste, hamburgers and, this apple core. In 1976 Oldenburg began collaborating with the the Dutch artist Coosje van Bruggen (1942-2009). This work of theirs, created in 1992 and currently on exhibit at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), has been described as showing how modern…

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Claes Oldenburg: Soft Toilet Pop, Art, Oldenburg, Claes Oldenburg, Claes Oldenburg Sculptures, Most Famous Artists, Famous Artists, Pop Artist, American Art

In 1961, Claes Oldenburg wrote a manifesto asserting his radical artistic position: “I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.” Soft Toilet, a work that eschews the conventional properties of the art object, does not sit on anything—even a pedestal, like much sculpture—but rather hangs from a metal support. Oldenburg emerged as a Pop artist in the early 1960s with his so-called “soft” sculptures of quotidian objects, such…

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