Claes Oldenburg in the collection


The Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties exhibit will be up at the Walker until January 12, 2014.

You might know Claes as the artist who created the iconic Minneapolis Spoonbridge Cherry piece in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  "Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen." - Wikipedia

We have several works about him in our collection.


We have this book, "Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties," in our collection.

The Gorman Rare Art Book Collection contains an exhibition catalog from the MOMA, published in 1970, titled, "This book about the Work of Claes Oldenburg was written by Barbara Rose for the Museum of Modern Art."  You can view this item in the James Ford Bell Library which is located in the Wilson Library. Plan your visit.

Browse through our works on Claes Oldenburg

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