Claes Oldenburg

Swedish, born 1929

5,938 followers

Claes Oldenburg

Swedish, born 1929

5,938 followers

“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass …

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“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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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2015
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 20 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 7 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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