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Claes Oldenburg Art

American, Swedish, 1929-2022

One of the original Pop artists, Claes Oldenburg was born in Stockholm. The son of a Swedish diplomat, he spent his early years in Stockholm and Oslo until the family moved to Chicago in 1937.

Oldenburg attended Yale University, then returned to Chicago, where he worked for a newspaper and also attended drawing classes at the Art Institute. He moved to New York in 1956.

Oldenburg’s early art in New York were works of urban realism in cardboard and paper that were influenced by the work of Dubuffet and the New Realists, and were seen as a brutal response to society. In 1961 Oldenburg rented a storefront on the Lower East Side and sold brightly painted plaster objects as well as three-dimensional and wall reliefs based on hamburgers, pastries, men's and women's clothing, and other commodities. The signature soft sculptures followed, objects of commonplace household objects made of vinyl or canvas stuffed with kapok. These pieces transformed the medium — the soft sculptures are intended to be sensual experiences and commentary on our material world of objects and our relationship to them.

In 1965, still working in vinyl, plaster and cardboard, Oldenburg began making large works termed “Colossal Monuments,” which are large public sculptures with public and private meanings. In the 1970s, Oldenburg was fabricating large-scale works in durable materials such as steel, and working with Coosje van Bruggen, he had received many such public commissions in the United States and Europe.

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Artist: Claes Oldenburg
Ray Gun by Claes Oldenburg: screen print with raw black grey industrial texture
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Ray gun is one of Oldenburg’s most iconic motifs, and the artist’s tongue-in-cheek alter ego. Oldenburg took the name from a weapon used in the show “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Screen

Tea Bag
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Claes Oldenberg (b.1929) is a Swedish-born American artist, renowned for his contribution to Pop art by way of his iconic soft sculptures and public installations. In 1962, Oldenbur...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Screen

"20th Century Collage"
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg "20th Century Collage" Margo Leavin Gallery, 1991 Exhibition Poster 24 x 18 inches Signed This is an exhibition poster from "20th Century Collage", a show at Margo L...
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1990s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Figure in Skirt Claes Oldenburg playful erotic nude etching in rainbow of color
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Image 19.6 x 23.5 in / 50 x 60 cm Paper 27.125 x 36 in./ 69 x 91.4 cm Etching in one color on white, thick, slightly textured Wookey Hole handmade paper watermarked with artist’s si...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"School Bus Yellow, Adirondack Green, A Film by Coosje van Bruggen"
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen "School Bus Yellow, Adirondack Green, A Film by Coosje van Bruggen", 1982 Poster 33 x 23 inches Signed Poster by Claes Oldenburg for Coosje va...
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1980s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Two Ray Guns
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Two Ray Guns" is a sculptural work by Claes Oldenburg. The work is signed on the verso "Claes Oldenburg". The framed wall sculpture measures 26 x 22 x 3 in. "Ray Gun became a catch...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Plaster, Acrylic Polymer

London Knees (A. & P. 51; A. 677), Claes Oldenburg
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Claus Oldenburg (1929) Title: London Knees (A. & P. 51; A. 677) Year: 1966 Medium: Pair of cast flexible latex sculptures coated in polyurethane with single acrylic plastic b...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Latex, Polyurethane, Lithograph

House Ball with Fallen Toy Bear
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1997 as an original color lithograph, House Ball with Fallen Toy Bear, by Claes Oldenburg, is hand-signed and numbered in pencil, measuring 35 ½ x 44 ¼ in. (90.2 x 112.4 c...
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20th Century Conceptual Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Geometric Mouse Scale E 'Desktop'
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Claes Oldenburg Geometric Mouse Scale E 'Desktop' 2013 Painted aluminum sculpture on painted aluminum base 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. Edition of 50 Signed and ...
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2010s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Aluminum

Parade of Women, from the Deluxe (Signed) Edition of the 1 Cent Life Portfolio
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Parade of Women from the Deluxe hand signed edition of 1 Cent Life Portfolio (Acquired from the Estate of Robert Indiana), 1964 Color lithograph on wove paper Edition...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Stars (Cat. Raisonne Ref: 29, Axsom & Platzker, 1997)
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Stars (Cat. Raisonne Ref: 29, Axsom & Platzker, 1997), 1963 Letterpress in 1 colour over stock offset lithograph "rainbow roll" in 3 colours on wood board 28 × 22 inc...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Board, Color, Lithograph

Rolling Collar and Tie (Axsom/Platzker 259)
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Rolling Collar and Tie (AXSOM/PLATZKER 259), 1995 Color lithograph on rice paper Edition of 52 Pencil signed and numbered on the front Measurements: Framed: 40 x 29.7...
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1990s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Study of a Monument
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Claes Oldenberg (1929-2022) is a Swedish-born American artist, renowned for his contribution to Pop art by way of his iconic soft sculptures and public installations. In 1962, Olden...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Claes Oldenburg - Icons in a Smoke-Filled Room - Hand-Signed Serigraphy, 1996
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Varese, VA
Claes Oldenburg - Icons in a Smoke-Filled Room - Hand-Signed Serigraphy, 1996 Additional Information: Material: Serigraphy in 14 colours on Gresham Handmade paper 320 gsm Limited ed...
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20th Century Claes Oldenburg Art

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Handmade Paper

Miniature Soft Drum Set
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
Technical Information: Claes Oldenburg Miniature Soft Drum Set 1969 The complete set of 9 sewn screenprinted elements on canvas, some with washline, wood, plastic buttons, rope, met...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Mixed Media

Figure & Phallus II
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Figure & Phallus II, 1975 Etching on Wookey Hole hand-made paper 25 × 20 inches Edition of 60 Hand signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of 60 on the re...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

The Knife/Ship II
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen "The Knife/Ship II" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1988 Exhibition Poster 25 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches Signed by Oldenburg and van Bruggen ...
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1980s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Geometric Mouse
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Claes Oldenberg (b.1929) is a Swedish-born American artist, renowned for his contribution to Pop art by way of his iconic soft sculptures and public installations. In 1962, Oldenbur...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Chinati Foundation, Marfa Texas (Hand Signed by Oldenburg)
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Chinati Foundation, Marfa Texas (Hand Signed), 2003 Offset Lithograph poster. Hand signed by Claes Oldenburg 23 1/2 × 13 1/2 inches Exceedingly rare when hand signed....
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Early 2000s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Fagends Carved in Rock, De-Accessioned from the Denver Art Museum
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg Fagends Carved in Rock, De-Accessioned from the Denver Art Museum (137, Axsom and Platzker), 1975 Offset Lithograph. Hand signed and numbered with artists copyright. ...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Figure and Phallus: erotic nude drawing of woman in heels in rainbow of colors
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
This etching features a nude woman in high heels. Whipping her head to the left, she gazes intently past the viewer through a wild tangle of tresses. A sunhat with a bow nearly float...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Boot Fairy (First state color 4)
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Frame 16.75 x 14.5 x 1.6 in. Wood frame with antique white finish and UV filtering plexiglass This playful, erotic print by Claes Oldenburg is printed in shimmering gold. A nude wom...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

ICE CREAM DESSERTS
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand initialed and numbered by the artist. Etching and aquatint in colors, on handmade paper. Image size: 13.5 X 21.25 in. Sheet size: 22.5 x 31.25 in. Framed. Edition of 50. Artwor...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Handmade Paper, Etching, Aquatint

Benefit for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts by Claes Oldenberg
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
This print by Claes Oldenberg is an offset lithograph printed on smooth paper at the Atelier Mourlot in 1967 to promote the Benefit for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Ar...
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1960s Modern Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Figure Looking through Legs Claes Oldenburg nude etching of woman in skirt
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Image 12.5 x 9.3 in. / 31.7 x 23 cm Paper 25.3 x 19.75 in./ 65 x 50 cm Soft-ground etching and aquatint in two colors “à la poupée” on cream, thick, moderately textured Velin Arches...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Two Profiles Claes Oldenburg playful erotic etching in rainbow of color
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Image 19.75 x 26.3 in. / 50 x 67 cm Paper 27.25 x 36 in./ 69.2 x 91.4 cm Etching in one color on white, thick, slightly textured Wookey Hole handmade paper watermarked with artist’s...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching, Aquatint

THE LETTER Q AS BEACH HOUSE, WITH SAILBOAT
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Portland, ME
Oldenburg, Claes. THE LETTER Q AS BEACH HOUSE, WITH SAILBOAT. Axsom 96, Gemini 416. Lithograph in fifteen colors, 1972. Edition of 100, plus 12 artist's proofs and 19 other proofs....
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1970s Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Study for Tongue Cloud, Claes Oldenburg
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg straddles the playful and the obscene in this colorful, spontaneous etching depicting an enormous tongue emerging from the clouds. When printing “à la poupée”, multip...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Ice Cream Desserts (A) Claes Oldenburg dessert parfait etching in rainbow pastel
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
The painterly, multicolored effect of this pastel ice cream still life is achieved by printing “à la poupée”, in which multiple colors can be applied to the plate for printing at one...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Bust (Mauve): Erotic drawing of nude bound woman
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Printed in rich astral blue, this etching depicts a nude woman from the waist up. Emerging from her cupid’s-bow lips, the tip of a phallus imitates a ball gag, and across her chest, ...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

"Prints: To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts"
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Claes Oldenburg "Prints: To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts" (Punching Bag) Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1967 Exhibition Poster 22 x 20 inches Signed
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1960s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Offset

Sculpture In The Form Of A Bicycle Saddle
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Claes Oldenburg Sculpture In The Form Of A Bicycle Saddle 1976 Glazed brown ceramic with mahogany base and sand 14 x 8 1/2 x d: 8 1/2 in. Edition of 36 Signed...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Ceramic

"The Soft Screws" Print by Claes Oldenburg Published by Gemini G.E.L
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Pasadena, CA
This print sits in its original chrome frame and it is numbered 7/26 but not signed since each image has been cut out from a sheet to fit in the little windows. Gemini G.E.L is an ar...
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Mid-20th Century Conceptual Claes Oldenburg Art

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Steel

Typewriter Eraser
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Claes Oldenberg Typewriter Eraser 1970 Lithograph 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Edition of 100 Pencil initialed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienba...
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1970s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Sailboat Thinking of Q
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Claes Oldenberg Sailboat Thinking of Q 1976 Offset lithograph and screenprint 15 3/4 x 12 in. Edition of 200 Pencil initialed and numbered ABOUT THE WORK Cla...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph, Offset

CLOTHESPIN - KISS
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Offset lithograph in colors of a large clothespin with inset image of KISS sculpture by Brancusi.
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1670s Modern Claes Oldenburg Art

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Color

Boot Fairy (fifth state color 2) framed
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Frame 16.75 x 14.5 x 1.6 in. Wood frame with antique white finish and UV filtering plexiglass This playful, erotic print by Claes Oldenburg features a nude woman in outsized lime g...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

TILTING NEON COCKTAIL
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Edition 28/50. Stainless Steel outline of cocktail glass on a black acrylic base with painted wood olive and toothpick.
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1980s Modern Claes Oldenburg Art

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Stainless Steel

Boot Fairy (1st state color 3) Claes Oldenburg cowgirl cowboy boots nude etching
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
This playful, erotic print by Claes Oldenburg is printed in shimmering gold. A nude woman in outsized cowboy boots stands with hands on hips, an X scribbled on either side of her tor...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Injun Foster
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Edition size: 150 Signed
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20th Century Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Other Medium

Pick Axe in Landscape, Etching by Claes Oldenburg 1982
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Claes Oldenburg Title: Pick-Axe Superimposed on a Drawing of Site by E.L. Grimm Year: 1982 Medium: Color Etching, signed, numbered, and dated in pencil Edition: BAT, 100 Ima...
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1970s Surrealist Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Leaf Boat: Storm In the Studio for Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paolo
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Long Island City, NY
Leaf Boat: Storm In the Studio for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paolo, Brazil Claes Oldenburg (after), Swedish/American (1929) Date: 1993 Lithograph, signed in the plate and...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Typewriter Eraser
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Claes Oldenburg Typewriter Eraser 1970 Graphite and watercolor on paper 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Pencil signed and dated Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum F...
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1970s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Watercolor, Graphite

Striding Figure from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness Portfolio
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Claes Oldenburg Title: Striding Figure from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness Portfolio Year: 1971 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Paper Size: ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Claes Oldenburg Art

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Screen

NOTES (KASSEL)
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 100. Sheet size 23 x 15 in. Framed. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity is included. All reasonable of...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Hats, Bones, Q’s, Etc. Claes Oldenburg colorful abstract Pop Art in purple green
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Oldenburg was a frequent Petersburg Press collaborator. There, he experimented with techniques such as sugar-lift and spitbite, in order to achieve a subtle counterpart to his sponta...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Etching

Fagends Carved in Rock, Fagend Canyon
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Claes Oldenburg, Swedish/American (1929 - ) Title: Fagends Carved in Rock, Fagend Canyon (Axsom and Platzker 137) Year: 1975 Medium: Offset Lithograph on Wove paper, signe...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Dance Costume in the Form of Fag ends with Fallen Dancer
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Claes Oldenberg Dance Costume in the From of Fag Ends with Fallen Dancer 1972 Lithograph 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompan...
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1970s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Proposal for a Cathedral in the Form of a Sink Faucet for Lake Union, Seattle WA
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Offset lithograph in four colors on BFK paper (Edition of 300) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
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1970s Other Art Style Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Pile of Erasers
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Claes Oldenburg Pile of Erasers 1975 Lithograph 23 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. Edition B.A.T. Pencil signed and annotated B.A.T. Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum ...
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1970s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Claes Oldenburg – Geometric Mouse: Scale D – mixed media multiple – 1971
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Varese, VA
original multiple by Claes Oldenburg, first edition published by Gemini, CA in 1971, Los Angeles signed in the plate “CW” with his initials on the back (not hand signed); produced in...
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1970s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Mixed Media, Cardboard

London Knees
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Latex Sculpture with Polyurethane and Acrylic Base - Published by Editions Alecto Ltd London and Neuendorf Verlag Berlin - Suite: The Knees as London Monument Project - Signature Ini...
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20th Century Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Mixed Media

Balloons
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Inventory 4730 Signed
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20th Century Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph

Ashtray
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in New York, NY
Hand-signed "Oldenburg"; front lower right Limited-edition of 50 inscribed in pencil lower left corner Stamped "Copyright 1976 by Claes Oldenburg" on reverse Publisher, Crown Point P...
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1970s Contemporary Claes Oldenburg Art

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Archival Paper, Etching, Aquatint

Fagend Study
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in London, GB
Cast aluminium hand painted with enamel, 1968, stamped with the artist's initials, title, number and date 'CO. COPYRIGHT © 1976 CLAES OLDENBURG FAGEND STUDY, 1968 FABRICATED BY LIPP...
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1960s Pop Art Claes Oldenburg Art

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Metal

Proposed Monument for Alcatraz Island
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in San Francisco, CA
Edition of 150 Offset lithograph
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1970s Claes Oldenburg Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Boules with Eventails - Sculpture for a Stair
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in San Francisco, CA
Collaboration with Coosje van Bruggen
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Claes Oldenburg Art

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