Claes Thure Oldenburg
Duisburg, Germany, 1981; received the Brandeis University Creative Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, The Jack I. Oldenburg won the Wolf Prize in Arts, in 1989. Won the Lillian Poses Medal for Sculpture, 1993; received awards of collaboration include the Distinction in Sculpture, SculptureCenter, New York (1994); and the Rolf Schock Foundation Prize, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995. Attended Bard College, New York, in 1995; California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, in 1996; Royal College of Art, London, in 1996. Received the Nathaniel S. Saltonstall Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1996); Oldenburg and his second wife Coosje van Bruggen received honorary degrees together from University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, England, in 1999. In 2000, Oldenburg was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Became partners in Education Award, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2002);
And receive Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2004). 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.…