Know All About Pop Artist Claes Oldenburg
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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.
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On 18 July, 2022 at the age of 93 he took his last breath.
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