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Claes Oldenburg

(American, geb. 1929)

centennial print for the judson memorial church by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Centennial Print For the Judson Memorial Church, 1990

monument to the last horse by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Monument To The Last Horse, 1989 - 1990

notebook torn in half by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Notebook Torn in Half, 1997

pick-axe superimposed on a drawing of site by e. l. grimm by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Pick-Axe Superimposed on a Drawing of Site by E. L. Grimm, 1982

rolling collar and tie by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Rolling Collar and Tie, 1995

screw-arch bridge (state ii) by claes oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Screw-Arch Bridge (State II), 1980 - 1981



Born in Stockholm, Sweden
1946 - 1950
Attended Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1950 - 1954
Attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Attended the Oxbow Summer School of Painting in Saugatuck, MI, USA
Moved to New York City in 1956
Married Coosje van Bruggen (1942–2009)
Oldenburg currently lives and works in downtown Manhattan, in California, and on a centuries-old estate in the Loire Valley, France.


Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2013:
Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
NeuenGalerie - neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-Erwerbungen - Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Pop Goes The Easel: Pop Art And Its Progeny, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT, USA
Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY, USA
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2012:
Claes Oldenburg: Los Anos Sesenta, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Claes Oldenburg. Arbeiten auf Papier, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Claes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA
Claes Oldenburg, The Sixties, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
Claes Oldenburg, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Claes Oldenburg - From Street to Mouse: 1959 - 1970, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2011:
Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb, The Pace Gallery - 545 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY, USA
Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA, USA
Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, USA
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2010:
Painting and Sculpture, Lehmann Maupin, New York City, NY, USA
The Maginot Line, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
Popular, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany
Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando? Museo MAGA, Gallarte, Italy
Gran Reserva, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
Art and Appetite, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT, USA
Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Richard Gray Gallery, New York City, NY, YSA
1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (group)
The Hands of Art, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2007:
Sculputre By the Way, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen: Double Vision, Waddington Galleries, London, England
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2006:
Group Show, The Armory Show at Piers 90 and 92, New York, NY, USA
Sculpture By the Way, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivolli, Turin, Italy
Claes Oldenburg Exhibitions in 2005:
Corridor Pin, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
Balzac, Petanque, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen on the Roof