short biography

Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929, Stockholm; d. 2022) was a sculptor living in New York. He is one of the most famous artists of Pop Art and developed objects, soft sculptures and monumental public installations, so-called 'Giant Objects', representing everyday objects. He participated in documenta 5, 6 and 7 in Kassel. Since 1976 he collaborated with Coosje van Bruggen. Claes Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University and art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Akron Art Museum Art Sonje Center, Seoul Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Claremont Block Museum of Art, Evanston Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Castello di Rivoli, Turin ° Centre Pompidou Paris Columbia Museum of Art Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit Crystal Bridges, Bentonville DePaul University Museum, Chicago Denver Art Museum Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles Hamburger Kunsthalle Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (closed) Henry Moore Institute Leeds Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington KIASMA Helsinki Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo Kunstmuseen Krefeld Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Leeds Art Gallery Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk Ludwig Forum, Aachen Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest MACBA Barcelona ' MAMAC Nice ° MAMBO Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge / MA ° MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt MMoCA Madison MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles MUMOK Wien Malmö Konsthall Miami University Art Museum, Oxford / Ohio Modern, Fort Worth Museo MADRE, Naples Museu Berardo, Lisbon Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (closed for renovation) Museum Ludwig Köln Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museums Vledder Musée d´Art Moderne de Céret Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas National Gallery of Art, Washington ° National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Neue Galerie Graz / Bruseum Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Oklahoma City Museum of Art PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY Chichester Palmer Museum of Art Panza Collection, Mendrisio Rose Art Museum, Waltham Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt San Diego Museum of Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art Sculpture International Rotterdam Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby Smithsonian Institution, Washington Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg / RUS ° Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Tate Collection The Chinati Foundation, Marfa UBS Art Gallery, New York UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Whitney Museum, New York Wright Museum of Art, Beloit
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group exhibition


23. Sep 2023 11. Feb 2024