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Claes Oldenburg

(b. 1929)

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Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow  

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(b Atlantic City, NJ, 23 Aug. 1927; d Encinitas, California, 5 Apr. 2006).American artist and art theorist, best known as the main creator of happenings. His studies included a period with the ...
Beat Movement

Beat Movement  

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A bohemian rebellion against established society which came to prominence about 1956 and had its centers in San Francisco and New York. The term “Beat” expressed both exhaustion and beatification in ...
Conceptual art

Conceptual art  

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A type of art in which the idea or ideas that a work represents are considered its essential component and the finished ‘product’, if it exists at all, is regarded primarily as a form of ...
Coosje van Bruggen

Coosje van Bruggen  

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(b Groningen, 6 June 1942; d Los Angeles, 10 Jan 2009),sculptor, critic and curator. Coosje van Bruggen is best known for her collaboration with Claes Oldenburg, whom she married ...
Earthworks

Earthworks  

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Vast environments constructed of earth, or markings on it, made from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The largely young, male New York sculptors who created them extended Minimalism's ...
Eccentric abstraction

Eccentric abstraction  

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The use of organic abstract form in sculpture evoking the gendered body through an emphasis on process and materials. Lucy Lippard coined the term for an article in Art International ...
Environment art

Environment art  

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A type of art, which began to establish itself in the 1960s, in which the artist creates a three-dimensional space to enclose the spectator and involve him in a whole range of sensory ...
Environmental art

Environmental art  

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Term used to describe a type of art which was characterized by its manipulation of controlled spaces—such as galleries and warehouses—into which the spectator was immersed and involved in a ...
George Herriman

George Herriman  

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(1880–1944)American cartoonist, born in New Orleans. He first contributed cartoons to newspapers in about 1903. In 1913 he began drawing the Krazy Kat cartoon strip. Taking place in the imaginary ...
happening

happening  

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A form of entertainment, often carefully planned but usually including some degree of spontaneity, in which an artist performs or directs an event combining elements of theatre and the visual arts. ...
installation

installation  

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A term that can be applied very generally to the disposition of objects in an exhibition (the hanging of paintings, the arrangement of sculptures, and so on), but which also has the more specific ...
Jim Dine

Jim Dine  

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(b Cincinatti, 16 June 1935).American painter, printmaker, experimental artist, and poet. In 1959 he was one of the pioneers of happenings and in the early 1960s he became one of the most prominent ...
Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas  

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(1936– )American Performance and Video artist, born in New York. She studied art history, sculpture, and drawing. While working as a gallery secretary she saw Happenings by Claes Oldenburg and ...
Leo Castelli

Leo Castelli  

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(b Trieste, 4 Sept. 1907; d New York, 21 Aug. 1999).Italian-born American art dealer. He settled in New York in the late 1940s and originally sold modern European works, acquired mainly through ...
Minimal art

Minimal art  

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A type of abstract art, particularly sculpture, characterized by extreme simplicity of form and a deliberate lack of expressive content; it emerged as a trend in the 1950s and flourished particularly ...
multiples

multiples  

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A term designating works of art other than prints or cast sculpture that are designed to be produced in a large—potentially limitless—number of copies. Whereas prints and casts of sculptures are ...
Münster Sculpture Project

Münster Sculpture Project  

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Event which has taken place every ten years since 1977 in Münster, a university town in north-west Germany, in which artists are invited to work in public spaces. The results tend to be site-specific ...
Oldenburg, Claes

Oldenburg, Claes (1929)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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a leading member of the pop art movement. He is famous for his gigantic sculptures based on everyday objects, such

Oldenburg, Claes

Oldenburg, Claes (28 Jan 1929)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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(b Stockholm, 28 Jan 1929),

sculptor, draftsman, printmaker, performance artist and writer of Swedish

Oldenburg, Claes

Oldenburg, Claes   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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(b Stockholm, 28 Jan. 1929). Swedish-born sculptor and graphic artist who became an American citizen in 1953. He was educated at Yale University and studied at the Art Institute ... More

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