Saturday, February 18, 2012

Legacy of Claes Oldenburg as Foodie

Why we love Claes Oldenburg: how he works.
"The key to my work is that it's about my experience," said Mr. Oldenburg, 83, in an interview in Vienna last month. "If I ate BLTs, which I did, I would sooner or later want to create them."
Oldenburg uses the phrase " transformation of my surroundings" and at that scale, he certainly does. A flat and relatively tiny photographs, are already a transformation. From that place we proceede to play with the reference to reality, question it and suggesting alternatives.
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Oldenburg, Shoestring Potato Spilling from a Bag, 1966

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