Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, born 1929
5,699 followers
Claes Oldenburg
Swedish, born 1929
5,699 followers
High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2015
High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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 …

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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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