Claes Oldenburg 

“I am for an art that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.”

— Claes Oldenburg 1961


Swedish-born artist Claes Oldenburg is widely known for his whimsical, larger-than-life sculptures. He made sure most works would not ‘sit in museums,’ making them too enormous to fit inside.

Some were created with a message, most apparently for the joy of it.



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Claes Oldenburg

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