Claes Oldenburg

Born Jan 28, 1929

Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish-born American sculptor, 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.
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“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.”

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