Oldenburg, Claes

Oldenburg, Claes
(1/28/1929 Stockholm- ) (Sweden / USA)
   Sculptor. Studied at Yale University and the Art Institute of Chicago with Paul Wieghardt. Renowned modernist sculptor best known for his large public sculptures, especially gigantic versions of everyday objects. In the 1970s he created a number of erotic drawings.
   Reproductions: Capric monument; 1967; Kronhausen, 1970c: p. 140 . Clinical study towards a heroic-erotic monument in the academic/comics style; 1965; pen; Bacon, 1969: p. 39 [B] / Kronhausen, 1968: p. 103 [B]. Colossal Fa-gend, dream state; 1967; pencil; Kronhausen, 1968: 182 [B]. Whitehall no. XVIII; 1975; Webb, 1975: p. 424 [B]. [Woman with giant penis leaning on a station wagon]; ink; Kronhausen, 1970c: p. 140 [B] / Hurwood, 1975: p. 202 [B].
   [b]Source: Benezit, vol. 10: pp. 559-561; "Claes Oldenburg," Arts Magazine 50, 3 (November 1975): pp. 13-14; Elizabeth Claridge, "Aspects of the erotic —1: Warhol, Oldenburg," London Magazine 15, 1 (February-March 1976): pp. 94-101; Claes Oldenburg, Claes Oldenburg, an exhibition of recent erotic fantasy drawings (4 Novem-ber-6 December 1975) (London: Mayor Gallery, 1975); "Oldenburg's erotic fantasy drawings: Mayor Gallery," Art International 19, 10 (December 1975): p. 25.

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