Know All About Pop Artist Claes Oldenburg

Credit: Manolis Projects

Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish-American artist, famous for his public sculptures.


His works utilizes everyday objects to create pop sculptures.

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He was born on 28 Jan 1929, in  Stockholm, Sweden.

From 1946 to 1950, he studied Art History at Yale University.

Later, in 1953, he opened his own studio & became a naturalized citizen of the US.

After few years, in 1957, he started working on the idea of ​​soft sculpture (a art which is made with paper, rubber, cloth & foam rubber).


In late 1964, he collaborated with gallery Pace (an American contemporary & modern art gallery) which hosted his first solo exhibition.

He was also honoured with 'Wolf Prize in Art' (awarded annually by the not-profit Wolf Foundation in Israel).

Spoonbridge & Cherry is two of his most iconic sculptures.

Credit: The New York Times

On 18 July, 2022 at the age of 93 he took his last breath.

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