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I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete.
Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.
I am for an art that tells you the time of day, or where such and such a street is. I am for an art that helps old ladies across the street.
Because my work is naturally non-meaningful, the meaning found in it will remain doubtful and inconsistent - which is the way it should be. All that I care about is that, like any startling piece of nature, it should be capable of stimulating meaning.
The main reason for the colossal objects is the obvious one, to expand and intensify the presence of the vessel - the object.
For a thorough use of ice cream cones, buy two; eat one and drop the other.
Everything I do is completely original-I made it up when I was a kid.
Basically collectors want nudes. So I have supplied for them nude cars, nude telephones, nude electric plugs, nude switches, nude fans, newd electretcetera and sew on.
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Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
January 28, 1929
Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.
Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969)
Typewriter Eraser, Scale X (1999)
Floor Cake (1962)
Cupid's Span (2002)
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