Claes Oldenburg

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Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg 2012
Born (1929-01-28) January 28, 1929 (age 90)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality American
Field Sculpture, Public Art
Training Latin School of Chicago,
Art Institute of Chicago,
Yale University
Movement Pop Art, Avant-garde[1]
Awards Rolf Schock Prizes in Visual Arts (1995)

Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is an American sculptor who was born in Sweden. He is best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who died in 2009; they had been married for 32 years. Oldenburg lives and works in New York.

References[change | change source]

  1. James O. Young (2001). "Art and Knowledge." New York: Routledge, p. 135.