Claes Oldenberg

“The key to my work is that it’s about my experience.”1

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“If I ate BLTs, which I did, I would sooner or later want to create them.”2

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“If you really want to be an artist, you search yourself, and you find a lot of it comes from earlier times.”3

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“…engage our surroundings, to use the material around us in imaginative ways.”4

 

Footnotes
1-3. The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/arts/design/claes-oldenburg-gives-context-to-his-moma-show.html?_r=0
4. The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203646004577215551291098684

Images &
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.

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