Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg

On July 18 of this year, he left this world at the age of 93 Class Oldenburg – one of the most eccentric pop art artists, a sculptor whose public installations imitating various household objects brought him world fame. We offer you to get acquainted with significant works of Oldenburg in different parts of the world.

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Klaas Oldenburg was born in Stockholm to a diplomat family, but spent most of his childhood in Chicago and also acquired US citizenship. He studied at Yale and Chicago Art University, but in the 20th century In the 1950s, he settled in New York.

In art, he was drawn to form, the Dadaists’ discovery that everyday objects could be turned into works of art, and Pop Art’s ironic obsession with mass culture. “When a plate of food is served to me, I see shapes and forms, and sometimes I don’t know if I should eat or just look at the food,” Oldenburg is said to have said. In May 2009, his 1976 sculpture “Typewriter Eraser” was sold for $2.2 million.

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Apple Core” at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Big Sweep” at the Denver Art Museum, USA

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Plantoir Blue” (Blue Blade) near Rockefeller Center, New York, USA

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Clothespin” (Peg) in downtown Philadelphia, USA

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Ice-cream Cone” (Ice cream cone) at the shopping center “Neumarkt Galerie”, Germany

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Matches” in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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Cupid’s Span in Rincon Park, San Francisco, USA

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“The Binoculars Building”, a collaborative project between Frank Gehry and Klaas Oldenburg

Pegs, bottles and apple cores: the most significant sculptures of pop art legend Klaas Oldenburg
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“Free Stamp” (Stamp “Free”) at City Hall, Cleveland, USA

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