Museum Monday: Now open to the public at the Museum of Modern Art is Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store & Mouse Museum and Ray Gun Wing. Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
© 2012 Claes Oldenburg
In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at MoMA, check out Vogue’s interview with Claes Oldenburg discussing his first two major bodies of work The Street and The Store which will be on view beginning this Sunday, April 14th.
© Claes Oldenburg (via Sharing from Vogue.com)
Reblog of the day: This Oldenburg “Ice-Bag Scale C” looks to be about the perfect size to ice all those sore muscles after winning 18 gold medals! GO TEAM USA!
Hey US Olympic Team—don’t forget to ice! We’re rooting for you back here in the States.
#ThrowbackThursday: This photograph from 1985 is from the original performance of Il Corso del Coltello (The Course of the Knife)—a collaborative performance staged in Venice in 1985 with architect Frank Gehry, produced and curated by Germano Celant. You can view these enlarged costumes and original props on view until tomorrow at 545 West 22nd Street!
Photo Credit: Dr. Coltello (Claes Oldenburg) painting in the Campo dell’ Arsenale with Knife Dogs (Alejo and Sami Gehry) during a performance of Il Corso del Coltello, 1985 (c) Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, New York. Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Claes Oldenburg in front of his sculpture “Shoestring Potatoes, Spilling from a Bag” (1966) at his exhibition Claes Oldenburg, The Sixties now open at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. About 250 sculptures, installations and drawings from the late fifties to the mid-seventies will be on exhibit from June 23 to Sept. 30, 2012.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/dapd, Mark Keppler.
Reblog of the day! We love these whimsical cartoons of Oldenburg sculptures! You can see real life Oldenburg works on view tonight until 8pm at 545 West 22nd Street for our exhibit Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen: Theater and Installation 1985-1990: Il Corso del Coltello and The European Desktop.
Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen: Theater and Installation 1985-1990: Il Corso del Coltello and The European Desktop is on view for one final week at The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street, NYC through June 29, 2012. We hope you get to visit this exhibit before it closes!
Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, New York
Take a behind-the-scene’s look at our Booth B20 at Art Basel! We hope you can stop by to view works by Alexander Calder, Tara Donovan, Zhang Xiaogang, Robert Irwin, Zhang Huan, Keith Tyson, and Claes Oldenburg…just to name a few!
Alexander Calder, Sumac, 1961 © 2012 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Come visit us at Art Basel this week (Booth B20) where we will present a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and photographs spanning from 1932 to 2012, ranging from rare examples by the most significant artists of the twentieth century, including Alexander Calder and Gerhard Richter, to new work by Ilya Kabakov, Adrian Ghenie, and Adam Pendleton, and important sculptures by Pier Paolo Calzolari, Edward Kienholz, and Claes Oldenburg.
Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen, The European Desktop: Sculpture in the Form of a Collapsed European Postal Scale, 1990. Expanded polystyrene and aluminum; coated with resin and painted with latex, 5’1” x 20’ 11 15/16” x 19’ 3/8”. Installation view, Ivorypress Art + Books, Madrid, 2010© Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, New York. Photo by Attilio Maranzano.
Be sure to visit our Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen exhibit at 545 West 22nd Street…but please remember that all our galleries will be closed for Memorial Day weekend!
Reblog of the day!
ONLY 1 DAY LEFT
of online bidding for IPCNY’s 2012 Spring Benefit!!!
Rolling Collar and Tie is one of two works by Claes Oldenburg currently up for bid on paddle8.com.
Title:Rolling Collar and Tie
Medium: Color lithograph
Dimensions: 38 in x 27.5 in ( 96.52 cm x 69.85 cm )
Edition: 26 of 52
Estimated Value: $4,000
Place your bids at Paddle8 now: online bidding ends tomorrow, May 23rd at noon, when all bids will be transferred to the live event that evening at Cedar Lake, NYC.
Looking for something to do today in New York City? All four of our gallery locations are open today for Auction Week! We hope you can stop in one, two, or all four of galleries to see these amazing shows currently on view!
Photo Credit: BFAnyc.com
Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen, “Knife Ship 1:12”, 2008, aluminum and mahogany wood © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, courtesy The Pace Gallery
Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen: Theater and Installation 1985-1990: Il Corso del Coltello and The European Desktop will be opening to the public TONIGHT from 6-8pm at 545 West 22nd Street. We hope you can attend!
Reblog of the day! We love that Warby Parker choose Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen’s Outdoor Sculptures for Things They Love! You can view other large scale sculptures in the upcoming exhibit Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen: Theater and Installation 1985-1990 which will open to the public on April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Giant sculptures of everyday objects
Scene from Claes Oldenburg’s Store Days II at the Ray Gun Manufacturing Company (March 2 - 3, 1962) © Robert R. McElroy/Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York; © Claes Oldenburg, photo courtesy Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio
It is the final week to visit Happenings: New York, 1958–1963. Claes Oldenburg’s muslin sculpture “Freighter and Sailboat,” 1962, on loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, were used in Oldenburg’s “Store Days II” (as seen above) and will be on view.