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Claes Oldenburg by Julia Rivera
Transcript of Claes Oldenburg by Julia Rivera
7th Period Sites I Used:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes_Oldenburg Early Life *Oldenburg was born on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm Sweeden
*He moved to Chicago with his family in 1936 when he was seven School *He went to school at the Latin Shcool of Chicago, Yale University & the Art Institute.
*During this he worked as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago Career *Oldenburg opened his own studio in 1953 when he was only 24 years old
*He then moved to New York CIty in 1956 where he met many artisits including Jim Dine, Red Grooms, and Allan Kaprow.
*They were Pop Artist and their style influenced him to experiment but he eventually went back to making sculptures His Work Love Life<3 *Oldenburg married Pat Muschinski in 1960 but they divorced in 1970
*Then from 1969 to 1977 Oldenburg was in a relationship with Hannah Wilke, a painter, sculptor, photographer, video artist and performance artist. She died January 28, 1993 at age 52.
*Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen married in 1977. She was a sculptor, art historian and critic. They collaborated on many peices together including Inverted Collar and Tie, The Flying Pins, Saw Sawing, and Balancing Tools. She died in 2009 at age 66, after a long battle with breast cancer. The most memorable aspects of his works are the giant sculptures that he made with his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen. The sculptures, though they are quite large, often have interactive capabilities. One sculpture was a soft sculpture of a tube of lipstick which would deflate unless someone re-pumped air into it.
To date he has made more than 40 permanently sited sculptures