Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.

Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen ~ Saw, Sawing, 1996 (steel, epoxy resin, fiber-reinforced plastic)

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen ~ Saw, Sawing, 1996 (steel, epoxy resin, fiber-reinforced plastic)

Claes Oldenburg's 'Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag' (1966), pictured here, in Vienna.

Supersizing It With Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg's 'Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag' (1966), pictured here, in Vienna.

Floor Burger, Claes Oldenburg 1962. Postmodern Art.

Floor Burger, Claes Oldenburg 1962. Postmodern Art.

Claes Oldenburg Art | Claes Oldenburg | Art since 1945 | Hatje Cantz

Claes Oldenburg Art | Claes Oldenburg | Art since 1945 | Hatje Cantz

Claes Oldenburg. Hmm remarkably close to George Wylie's Rottenrow maternity safety pin...

Claes Oldenburg. Hmm remarkably close to George Wylie's Rottenrow maternity safety pin...

Claes Oldenburg Elements: Line, color, shape, form Principle: Symmetrical balance, unity, contrast, proportion

Claes Oldenburg Elements: Line, color, shape, form Principle: Symmetrical balance, unity, contrast, proportion

Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966. Wood, vinyl, kapok fibers, wire, plexiglass on metal stand and painted wood base, 55 1/2 × 28 1/4 × 30 in. (141 × 71.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Ganz  79.83a-b

Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966. Wood, vinyl, kapok fibers, wire, plexiglass on metal stand and painted wood base, 55 1/2 × 28 1/4 × 30 in. (141 × 71.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Ganz 79.83a-b

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, "Binoculars," 1991, (Venice, Calif.). © 1991 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo by Attilio Maranzano.

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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, "Binoculars," 1991, (Venice, Calif.). © 1991 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo by Attilio Maranzano.

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