Pop art claes oldenburg food sculptures. Claes oldenburg artist talk at mumok duration. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife coosje van bruggen who died in 2009 after 32 years of marriage. Oldenburg introduced sculpture to pop art beginning with a series inspired by duchamps readymades and the bluntly prosaic subjects chosen by pop artists like warhol and lichtenstein.
Much of oldenburgs early life was spent in the united states sweden and norway a result of moves his father made as a swedish consular official. The museum of modern art 3764 views. Philidelphia pennsylvania academy of the fine arts pop art master oldenburg unveils another big.
Guide to plastic arts see. 28 1929 stockholmsweden swedish born american pop art sculptor best known for his giant soft sculptures of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.
Floor cake 1962 artwork description analysis. They had been married for 32 years. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.
The below artworks are the most important by claes oldenburg that both overview the major creative periods and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. Artwork description analysis. Wrote in 1961 that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum he went on to create a series of large scale public sculptures far too big for a gallery.
Apple core 1992 israel museum jerusalem. Floor cone floor burger and floor cake shown here were among the monumental structures based on comfort food fashioned by the artist in the early 1960s. Claes oldenburg is an american sculptor best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects.
Sculpture lessons food sculpture sculpture projects ceramics projects ceramics ideas clay projects pop art food pop art party high school art ive done this project for the past two years with my groups of graders and wasnt planning on bringing it back this year because i lik. From immense ice cream cones to colossal clothespins each one monumentalizes the everyday in oldenburgs signature tongue in. Claes oldenburgs latest sculpture paint torch at the pennsylvania academy of the fine arts broad street philadelphia about 25 miles to a haven for public art pop sculpture of a paintbrush capped with bristles that are illuminated at night.
Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife coosje van bruggen who died in 2009. Claes oldenburg the store the museum of modern art.