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Claes Oldenburg (Wim Crouwel)

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Editor: E. De Wilde
Publisher: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Publication: 1970, First Edition
Binding: Perfect-bound
Pages: 76
Size: 208 x 275mm
Text: English, Dutch
Design: Wim Crouwel

Catalog of the exhibition held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, 16 Jan - 15 March 1970. Catalog no. 472. 'Claes Oldenburg. An exhibition circulated under the auspices of the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.'

(Introduction) 'Claes Oldenburg lives in Forty-fourth Street near First Avenue in New York, a neighbourhood of such liveliness and ugliness as can only be found in a city that is too big. In his loft, the biggest I have ever seen in New York, living accommodation and studio pass into each other to form one mobile environment.

The big city, the human landscape, are the subject of Oldenburg's sculptures. He displays the things that accompany us in our artificial world. So far he might be called a Pop artist. Still his work is not of a descriptive nature. The irrational and surrealistic elements prevail with him more than with his contemporaries. The most trivial and vulgar things of the city environment acquire a symbolical meaning. He provides them with an overdose of exterior characteristics (the Parisian meat-sculptures) or deprives them of their functional meaning through inversion of their material qualities (the Soft Washstand) or he disturbs the relation with the spectator by enlarging the scale (the Giant Soft Hamburger).' E. de Wilde

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