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Claes Oldenburg is known for his playfully surreal sculptures that find new meaning in the everyday objects by expanding them to a gargantuan scale or deflating them into floppy, funny shells. In 1956, Oldenburg became aligned with the New York Pop Art scene, as a reaction to the headiness and influence of Abstract Expressionism. But whereas artists like Warhol, Rosenquist and Lichtenstein took popular media and advertisements as their inspiration, Oldenburg found his muse in typewriter ribbons, hamburgers, cigarette butts, electric fans, bagels, clothespins and other everyday objects.

Oldenburg has been collected by major museums around the world. Exhibitions have included Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in Vienna, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: Theater and Installation 1985—1990 at the Pace Gallery in New York, Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films at the Whitney in 2009, as well as the 1964 and 1968 Venice Biennales.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 236, Axsom/Platzker
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  • Pickup Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 18.5 in. (66.04 x 46.99 cm.)
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