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.
The genesis of the current show
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