Claes Thure Oldenburg

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Claes Oldenburg
Who is Claes Oldenburg? Claes Thure Oldenburg is an American sculptor, painter, and pop artist, known as the, “reigning king of Pop sculpture since the early 1960’s.” Claes Oldenburg was born on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Gösta Oldenburg and Sigrid Elisabeth; due to his father being a member of the Swedish foreign service, Claes and his family moved quite often. Brother of Richard Oldenburg a well-known art historian whom of which was director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, between 1972 and 1993. From 1930 to 1933 the Oldenburgs moved to and lived in New York, then from 1933 to 1936 they lived in Oslo, then Norway. Oldenburg had attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated and attended Yale after he and his family had both moved and settled into Chicago in 1936, then later on attended Harvard, which he had dropped out of too later attend the
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Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was presented to Oldenburg, in 2005; received awards from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, in 2005, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2011.
In 1999, Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen co-created the “Shuttlecock/Blueberry Pies I and II.” The Shuttlecock/Blueberry Pies I and II are made with a Sculptured medium with cast aluminum paint and acrylic urethane. The sizing of this sculpture is approximately 48 x 24 x 24 in. or (121.9 x 61 x 61 cm.). This sculpture can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC. In 2009, they co-created the Paradise Pies II, 3/6 Blue. The Paradise pies II is blueberry themed and are topped with a scoop of ice cream, similar to the Shuttlecock/Blueberry Pies I and II. In 2007, they had created the Paradise Pie IV (Red), together. Paradise Pie IV is made with an Acrylic on cast aluminum medium and is approximately 6 ½ x 9 ¼ x 6 in. This sculpture has an Estimate worth of 180,000 - 250,000

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