DAC Collection Artist Information
American sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, born Sweden
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Claes Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University and the Art Institute of Chicago. He quickly became involved in performance art after moving to New York and meeting many performance artists. By 1959, he had created drawings and collages of common objects and renderings of grotesque human figures. He created The Store in his studio, a performance space that re-created a neighborhood of shops that displayed goods that were made of plaster. He emerged as a leading Pop artist, combining consumer culture into his own sculptures. Oldenburg married artist Coosje van Bruggen in 1977. The two collaborated on many large-scale projects together and with architect Frank O. Gehry in the mid-1970s and early 1990s. American artist.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500029735.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Claes Oldenburg:
|Claes Oldenburg||Untitled, ca. 1964||Lithograph|
|Claes Oldenburg||Untitled poster, 1963||Offset lithograph printed in two colors on medium-weight cream textured paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||Flying Pizza, 1964||Lithograph printed in three colors on cream Rives BFK paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||Untitled poster, 1967||Offset lithograph printed in three colors on cream, moderately thick paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||Alphabet in the Form of a Good Humor Bar, 1970||Offset lithograph printed in four colors on heavyweight white Zerkall Velin wove paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||Proposal for a Colossal Structure in the Form of a Clothespin, Compared to Brancusi’s “Kiss”, 1972||Screenprint printed in six colors on bright white, thick wove paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||M. Mouse (with) 1 Ear (equals) Tea Bag Blackboard Version (1965), 1973||Screenprint and lithograph printed in two colors on white Rives BFK paper|
|Claes Oldenburg||Proposal for a Cathedral in the Form of a Sink Faucet for Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, 1972||Offset lithograph printed in five colors on moderately thick white paper|
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