Claes Oldenburg

Swedish-American, b.1929. Though Claes Oldenburg began his career as a writer and freelance illustrator, he is most known for his Pop Art sculpture. Oldenburg was born in Sweden but was educated in the United States and after becoming a citizen in 1953, moved to New York City. It was there that he began experimenting with performance art and plaster sculptures of everyday objects and food. In 1960, he rented space for The Store exhibition which featured these plaster sculptures along with plaster clothing and jewelry. Two years later, Oldenburg mounted a similar exhibition this time with massive canvas and foam rubber objects. From there, he moved onto creating "soft sculptures" out of plyable vinyl which allowed him to imbue the pieces with suggestive, sexual references. Oldenburg pushes the envelop of size and scale, creating massive sculptures like a clothespin for the city of Philadelphia and a giant spoon with a cherry on the end for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Oldenburg continues producing performances and drawings for sculpture, though many remain conceptual.

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    Claes Oldenburg Lithograph, Signed Edition

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Study for Fire Plug...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Bat Spinning at the...

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    Various Artists (20th century) National Collection of F...

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    Various Artists (20th Century) For Meyer Schapiro (comp...

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    Claes Thure Oldenburg (Born 1929)

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    Claes Oldenburg, (American, b. 1929), Sailboat Thinking...

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    Claes Oldenburg (after), collage

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    Claes Thure Oldenburg "Geometric Mouse" 3D Print

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    Claes Oldenburg, House Ball with Fallen Toy Bear

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    Claes Oldenburg Sidney Janis Exhibition Poster Lithogra...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Nose Handkerchief, ...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Rolling Collar and...

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    Claes Thure Oldenburg "Maus Museum" Lithograph

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    Dennis Hopper, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg and...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Soft Drum Set, 1972...

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    Claes Thure Oldenburg Lithograph, Signed Edition

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    Claes Oldenburg Tea Bag, from 4 on Plexiglas (Axsom & P...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Soft Drum Set - on ...

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    Claes Oldenburg, The Soap at Baton Rouge (Multiples in ...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Soft Screws Tumblin...

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Soft Screw as Ballo...

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    Libros sobre Artistas Contemporáneos.Niki de Saint Phal...

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    Various artists, S.M.S. portfolios #1-6, 1968

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    After Claes Oldenburg, lithograph

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    Claes Oldenburg

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    Claes Oldenburg, Dancer

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    Claes Oldenburg, Chicago Stuffed with Numbers

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    Claes Oldenburg 'Mouse' Lithograph, Signed

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    Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929)

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    Claes Oldenburg Clothespin Aquatint

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    Claes Oldenburg (Born 1929)

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    Claes Oldenburg (born 1929)

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    CLAES OLDENBURG AQUATINT 1962

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    Claes Oldenburg, "Tumwater"

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    Claes Oldenburg (Born 1929)

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    Claes Oldenburg (after), collage

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    CLAES OLDENBURG (AMERICAN B. 1929)

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    Claes Oldenburg (Born 1929)

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    Haskell- Claes Oldenburg Object Into Monument

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    CLAES OLDENBURG (AMERICAN B. 1929)

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    OLDENBURG, Claes. Offset Lithograph. "Proposal for

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    OLDENBURG, Claes. Offset Lithograph. "Fagends

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    Claes Oldenburg, sculpture, 1983

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    Claes Oldenburg, (American, b. 1929), Printed Stuff

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    OLDENBURG, Claes. Offset Lithograph. "Proposal for

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    Claes Oldenburg (Swedish/American, b. 1929)