Claes Oldenburg


Giant hamburgers and soft toilets – his images of consumerism, executed in disorienting materials and dimensions made Claes Oldenburg a key figure in Pop Art in the 60’s and 70’s. In more recent years, his landscape art and gigantic public sculptures made in conjunction with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen are modern monuments which have made this artist famous far beyond the art world. Gerald Fox accompanied Oldenburg during the construction in 1995 of one of these large-scale projects and the preparation of his Anthology retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum giving a unique glimpse into the world of this multi-faceted artist and his feisty collaborator.