“The key to my work is that it’s about my experience.”1
“If I ate BLTs, which I did, I would sooner or later want to create them.”2
“If you really want to be an artist, you search yourself, and you find a lot of it comes from earlier times.”3
“…engage our surroundings, to use the material around us in imaginative ways.”4
1-3. The New York Times
4. The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203646004577215551291098684
a. Claes Oldenburg, Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag, 1966 Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
b. Claes Oldenburg, Fagend Study, 1968/76, Louisiana Museum of
c. Claes Oldenburg & Patty Mucha, Snapshots From the City, 1960, Photo by Martha Holmes, TIME & LIFE Images.