Claes Oldenberg

“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

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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