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Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966. Wood, vinyl, kapok fibers, wire, plexiglass on metal stand and painted wood base, 55 1/2 × 28 1/4 × 30 in. (141 × 71.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Ganz 79.83a-b

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Dawn Tan    Here we can observe what can be made when taking the quilting and intervening of fabrics to the extreme in what refers to scale, shape and concept. The large scale of the pieces and the loud aesthetic inherent to the products they are mimicking make a loud comment on objects of daily human consumption.

Dawn Tan Here we can observe what can be made when taking the quilting and intervening of fabrics to the extreme in what refers to scale, shape and concept. The large scale of the pieces and the loud aesthetic inherent to the products they are mimicking make a loud comment on objects of daily human consumption.

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Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.

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Claes Oldenburg (b1982) 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.

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Pop Sculptor

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, "Binoculars," 1991, (Venice, Calif.). © 1991 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo by Attilio Maranzano.

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