CLAES OLDENBURG The Street and The Store and Mouse Museum/Ray Gun …
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | APRIL 14, 2013 – AUGUST 5, 2013
An American born in Sweden in 1929, Claes Oldenburg is a true pop-surrealist. Of his early work, contemporary critics variously classified it as pop-expressionism, installation art, and “Happenings’ props and sets.” Today, however, Oldenburg’s pioneering creations are being re-evaluated with a fresh sense of relevance to the true beginning of American pop art, even as they also are being placed in context with foundational movements such as neo-Dadaism, Surrealism, and Art Brut.
Claes Oldenburg, “Pastry Case, I,” 1961 – 62. Painted plaster sculptures on ceramic plates, metal platter and cubs in glass-and-metal case. 20 3/4 × 30 1/8 × 14 3/4″. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection. © 1961 – 62 Claes Oldenburg. Photo: MoMA Imaging Services.
The genesis of the current show
Article source: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2013/05/artseen/claes-oldenburg-the-street-and-the-store-and-mouse-museumray-gun-wing
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