News

Radical pop art sculptor Claes Oldenburg dies at 93

By TheNewsDigit          July, 2022

Influential Swedish-born sculptor Claes Oldenburg — whose giant works of everyday objects delight millions — has died in his New York City home aged 93.

Arrow

The Pace Gallery that represented him said he had recently suffered a fall.

Arrow

It described him as "one of the most radical artists of the 20th century... in the development of pop art".

Arrow

Oldenburg, who moved to the US in the 1950s, is known for his trademark works depicting clothes pegs, baseball bats, hamburgers and electric plugs.

Arrow

Many of his sculptures adorn public spaces in the US and around the world. "My intention is to make an everyday object that eludes definition," he was quoted as saying in The New York Times.

Arrow

Many of his sculptures adorn public spaces in the US and around the world. "My intention is to make an everyday object that eludes definition," he was quoted as saying in The New York Times.

Arrow

Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, who died in 2009.

Arrow

In a BBC interview in 2015, Mr Oldenburg said: "At the end of the '60s, I started to become interested in architecture and in turning objects into architecture.

Arrow