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Claes Oldenburg

(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 ...

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..., Claes ( 1929 – ) US sculptor , a leading member of the pop art movement. He is famous for his gigantic sculptures based on everyday objects, such as Lipstick ( 1969...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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... C. Van Bruggen : Claes Oldenburg: Large-scale Projects, 1977–1980 (New York, 1980) Bibliography G. Baro : Claes Oldenburg, Drawings and Prints (New York and London, 1969) Claes Oldenburg (exh. cat. by B. Rose , New York, MOMA, 1970) E. H. Johnson : Claes Oldenburg (Harmondsworth and Baltimore, 1971) Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument (exh. cat. by B. Haskell, Pasadena, CA, A. Mus., 1971) Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing (exh. cat. by C. Van Bruggen , Otterlo, Kröller-Müller; Cologne, Mus. Ludwig; 1979) Claes Oldenburg (exh. cat., ed. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...of large-scale projects including Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2013/oldenburg/ Documentation on The Street and The Store , images https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/claes-oldenburg Biography, images http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=3616 Images https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-claes-oldenburg-12259 Personal recollections ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Claes ( 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 of Chicago (earning his living with part-time jobs as a reporter and illustrator), then in 1956 settled in New York. There he came into contact with a group of young artists, including Dine , Kaprow , and Segal , who were in revolt against Abstract Expressionism and from about 1958 he became interested in happenings , environments , ‘situations’, etc. His...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Claes ( 1929–  ). Swedish-born sculptor and graphic artist who became an American citizen in 1953 , a leading figure of Pop Art . He was born in Stockholm, the son of a consular official. His father's diplomatic duties took the family to New York in 1929–33 and Oslo in 1933–6 before they settled in Chicago in 1936 . Oldenburg studied art and literature at Yale University, 1946–50 , then returned to Chicago, where he took courses at the Art Institute whilst earning his living with part-time jobs as a reporter and illustrator. In 1956 he...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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..., Claes ( 1929–2022 ) Swedish -born sculptor and graphic artist who became an American citizen in 1953 , a leading figure of Pop art . He was born in Stockholm, the son of a consular official. His father's diplomatic duties took the family to New York in 1929–33 and Oslo in 1933–6 before they settled in Chicago in 1936 . Oldenburg studied art and literature at Yale University, 1946–50 , then returned to Chicago, where he took courses at the Art Institute whilst earning his living with part-time jobs as a reporter and illustrator. In 1956 ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Claes ( b Stockholm , 28 Jan. 1929 ; d New York , 18 Jul. 2022 ). 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 of Chicago (earning his living with part-time jobs as a reporter and illustrator), then in 1956 settled in New York. There he came into contact with a group of young artists, including Dine , Kaprow , and Segal , who were in revolt against Abstract Expressionism and from c .1958 he became interested in arranging happenings...

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..., Claes Thure ( 1929–2022 ) Swedish-born US pop sculptor. The son of a diplomat, Oldenburg spent his childhood in the USA, Sweden, and Norway before going to live in Chicago in 1937 . After studying English literature and art at Yale University, he decided to become an artist, and while working for a newspaper studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He became a US citizen in 1953 . Having moved to New York, Oldenburg produced figure paintings and graphic works until 1958 , when he began to organize ‘happenings’. ‘I am for an art that does something...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg  

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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 of Chicago (earning ...
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 ...
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 ...
Thomas Schütte

Thomas Schütte  

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(1954– )German sculptor and painter, born in Oldenburg. He studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Early in his career he worked as both a painter and a sculptor but he concentrated on sculpture for ...
Tim Head

Tim Head  

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(1946– )British painter and installation artist, born in London. He studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and in 1968 went to New York, where he worked as assistant to Claes Oldenburg and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Soft art

Soft art  

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Term applied to sculpture using non-rigid materials, a vogue of the 1960s and 1970s. The materials employed have been very diverse: rope, cloth, rubber, leather, paper, canvas, vinyl—anything in fact ...
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 ...

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