Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, born 1929
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High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Claes Oldenburg: Sculptural Multiples,
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Claes Oldenburg at Gemini G.E.L. - Selected Works,
Gemini G.E.L.
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum,” wrote Claes Oldenburg in his seminal 1961 manifesto I Am For An Art. From his Happenings beginning in the 1960s, to his enormous public sculptures of ice cream and rubber stamps, to his collaboration with …

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