Friday, May 27, 2011

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.

1 Lipstick on caterpillar tracks, 1969-1974, Connecticut
2 Clothespin, 1976, Philadelphia
3 Garden Hose, 1983, Germany
4 Screwarch, 1983, Netherlands
5 Balancing tools, 1984, Germany
6 Free stamp, 1991, Ohio
7 Matches, 1992, Spain
8 Dropped cone, 2001, Germany
9 Shuttlecocks, 1994, Missouri

Images: 1 and 2, 3 and 5, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9


Kristin H said...

He is such a fun and interesting artist. A few months back I was lucky enough to be invited into his studio, it was a wonderful visit with an inspiring man.

Neus said...

Que xula l'agulla d'estendre gegant i el tampó també m'agrada molt!!Bon cap de setmana!

Laura said...

What a great collection of photos. I've got to hunt down that shuttlecock in Missouri!

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