best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Our proposal called for a giant ice cream cone dropped upside down on one of the top corners of the building, tilted forward, so that melting ice cream would appear to drip over the windows. In her presentation of the work.The tilt differentiated it from the surrounding church steeples, while the emphasis on the cone form separated it from the advertising variations found in the street.
Floor Burger, Claes Oldenburg 1962 - Ajudo a popularizar o Hambúrguer através da sua arte
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Spoonbridge and cherry. 1985-1988. Aluminum, stainless steel, paint
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen ~ Saw, Sawing, 1996 (steel, epoxy resin, fiber-reinforced plastic)
Giant fork, Jean Pierre Zaugg and Georges Favre, Swiss artists, 1995
Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966 79.83a-b
Claes Oldenburg. Hmm remarkably close to George Wylie's Rottenrow maternity safety pin...
Supersizing It With Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg's 'Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag' (1966), pictured here, in Vienna.
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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.
Para Oldenburg é a comida americana, industrializada e padronizada: os hamburgers, os hot-dogs, os ice-creams que são diariamente introduzidos em quantidades industriais, como combustível nos fornos, nos tubos digestivos de milhões de americanos. Os modelos não são sequer essas comidas , mas sua publicidade em cores: claro, na sociedade de consumo primeiro vem a imagem publicitária, depois a coisa.