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Transcript of Claes Oldenburg
- Born on January 28, 1929 and is currently 85.
- Makes sculptures of
- in the process, changes them in
size and scale
- Known for creating 2 different types of sculpture
- Studied in the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University
Before Pop Art
- Characterized as
-was linked with Pop artists:
- Roy Lichtenstein
- popular images and icons
Giant BLT(Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich)
" 32 × 39 × 29 in. (81.3 × 99.1 × 73.7cm)
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Influences for his works
was getting popular in the 1950s which inspired the
of his artworks.
- Made his first sculpture (
) using 4 pieces of sailcloth.
ordinary images and objects
from the everyday world and made it
Influences on today's artists
Stainless and galvanized steels, fiber-reinforced plastic, balsa wood; painted with polyester gelcoat
12.1 m tall x 5.8 m wide
height above building: 10 m
1. Orest Keywan
in his sculpture of a melting ice cream truck
similar to Oldenburg's "dropped cone"
2. Peter Anton
In his artwork ‘spilled ice cream sundae”,
similar to Oldenburg's "profiterole"
3. Vincent Olinet,
Vincent Olinet’s series of monumental cakes.
similar to Oldenburg's "pastry case"
Claes is happy because he celebrated his 85th birthday on January 28, last Tuesday !!!
Most of the items were made of vinyl
He worked at a fast food restaurant
Successfully made a BLT sandwich look unique
the sculpture is horizontal so as not to dominate other -sculptures in the park.
this artwork gives us a sense of motion.
The word "cone" was the hidden letters on Cologne
More public attention for the shopping mall
Not very successful because people would not know the significance
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Stainless steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
29 ft. 6 in. x 51 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 6 in. (9 x 15.7 x 4.1 m)
Installed May 9, 1988
Inaugurated May 11, 1988