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Claes Oldenburg

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Butter Pat in the Berkeley Hills, 1976 Black & White Etching, Ed. 15/35 8 1/2 X 11", 21.6 X 27.9 Cm Image Size © Herbert Palmer Gallery
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Study of a Soft Fireplug, Inverted, 1968 Pencil 26 ¾ X 22 In. © Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President 2002.61
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Soft Viola Island, 2001 Charcoal and Pastel on Paper © Claes Oldenburg ,Coosje van Bruggen
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Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994 © Pace Wildenstein- 22nd St.
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Profile Airflow, 1969 Wall Relief of Molded Polyurethane Over 2-color Lithograph H: 33.5 X W: 65.5 X D: 4 Inches © Claes Oldenburg
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Untitled, 1973 Lithograph, Screenprint, Chalk on Paper; Published by Experiments in Art & Technology © Courtesy of Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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Tack, 1980 Color Etching and Aquatint on Paper © Courtesy of Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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Untitled (Litho #1), c.1950 Lithograph
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Blasted Pencil Lithograph 22.5 X 30 Inches
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© Courtesy of the artist & Hickory Museum of Art
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Profile Airflow, 1969 Cast-polyurethane Relief Over Color Lithograph. Gemini G.E.L. (publisher), American, Established 1966. Richard Wilke (printer). Calpolymers (manufacturer) © Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, Gift of the Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Charitable Foundation. 1996.74.353
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The European Desktop, Installation view, 2010 © Courtesy of the artists & Ivorypress Art + Books, Madrid, Spain
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Profile Airflow, 1969 Cast Polyurethane Relief Over 2-color Lithograph 35.5in X 65.5in X 4in
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Profile Airflow, 1969 Lithograph, Wall Relief 35.5 in X 65.5 in © copyright, Claes Oldenburg
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Apple Core - Spring, 1990 Lithograph in Four Colors Edition of 57 © Courtesy of the artist & Gemini G.E.L
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© Courtesy of the artist & Museum Ludwig Köln
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Seite aus einem Notizbuch: Studie zu einer Skulptur in Form eines Blumenstraußes, 1961-1962 © Courtesy of Neue Nationalgalerie
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Leaning Clarinet, 2006 358.1 X 157.5 X 81.3 Cm. Edition of 3, 1 A.P. © Courtesy of the artist & Pace Gallery
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Proposed Colossal Monument for Grand Army Plaza, New York City: Baked Potato (Thrown Version), 1965 © Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art
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Pastry Case, I, 1961–62 Painted Plaster Sculptures on Ceramic Plates, Metal Platter, and Cups in Glass-and-metal Case 20 3/4 X 30 1/8 X 14 3/4" (52.7 X 76.5 X 37.3 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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Profiterole , 1989 Painted Bronze 15 X 22 X 23 Cm © Courtesy of La Douane - Galerie Chantal Crousel
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Ray Gun, 1959 Transfer Drawing (monotype) © Courtesy of the artist & the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Installation view of “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” From left to right: Richard Long, A Walking Tour in the Berner Oberland, 1969; Claes Oldenburg, Model (Ghost) Medicine Cabinet, 1966; Richard Artschwager, Blp, 1968; Claes Oldenburg, © Photo: Attilio Maranzano / Courtesy: Fondazione Prada.
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Spoon Pier, 1975 Etching on Paper 12 1/2" X 10 1/4" © Courtesy of the artist & The Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag , 1966 © Courtesy of the artist & The Walker Art Center
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Double Nose/Purse/Punching Bag/Ashtray, 1970 Lithograph. Lent by the Marmor Foundation © Claes Oldenburg
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Bottle of Notes © Courtesy of the artists & The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
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Funeral Heart, 1961 Enamel Paint, Plaster, and Muslin © Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
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Proposal for a Cathedral in the Form of a Sink Faucet for Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, 1972 Offset Lithograph 32 ¼ × 24 ¾ Inches; Edition 40 of 300 © Courtesy of San Jose Museum of Art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Birth year
1929
Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2015
American Array
The Honolulu Museum of Art
Statement

Claes Oldenburg is a sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.

You can visit the web site he shares with Coosje van Bruggen here.

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