Remembering Claes Oldenburg: From The Store to the Colossal Pop Art Sculptures, Adam Hencz, δημοσίευση στο Artland MagazineMarilena Pateraki
American sculptor Claes Oldenburg was best known for his large-scale replicas of everyday objects. He believed that his colossal public art projects were more than mere celebrations of the mundane, as he is frequently associated with the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Like Andy Warhol and other Pop artists, Oldenburg found inspiration in ordinary consumer objects, charging them with vigorous human connotations.
Oldenburg’s sculptures and drawings blended a witty and satirical approach toward consumer products with rigorous construction details and proportion handling at massive scales. He was the creator of sculptures like the huge upside-down ice cream cone on the roof of a shopping gallery in Cologne; the Flying Pins in Eindhoven, the Cupid’s Span along San Francisco Bay; the iconic 45-foot tall Clothespin in Philadelphia; and the baseball bat sculpture titled Batcolumn in Chicago – just to name a few remarkable sculptures of his.
On July 18th, 2022, Pace gallery in New York, which has long represented Oldenburg along with Paula Cooper Gallery, announced that the artist passed away that day at age 93.
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