Thursday, February 12, 2015
Claes Oldenburg is best known for his recreation of everyday objects in a large scale manner. His works of art are surreal sculptures that find new meaning in the everyday objects by expanding them to a bigger scale or deflating them to softer form. He finds his inspiration in hamburgers, electric fans, bagels, and other familiar objects other than the media and society. In the 70s, he collaborated on a large scale public sculptures with Coose van Bruggen who he later married Together they created iconic public works such as Spoonbridge and Cherry.