Claes Oldenburg in New York

With Sylvia Laudien-Meo

[Virtual Tour] Claes Oldenburg was one of the most influential artists of our time who was part of the extraordinarily creative art scene in New York during the 1960s. Like his fellow Pop artists, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers and others, he embraced everyday life in all its banality, drawing our attention to the world of objects we surround ourselves with, representing them in oversized sculptures, often made of soft fabric, but also becoming a pioneer in public art. He was part of the first generation of artists exploring performance art, curating his own shows, selling works on the streets of New York  and opening our perspective to new possibilities of what the role of art could be in our lives. “I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top.” Join art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo for this exploration.

Friday, September 30
11:00 AM

Virtual Tour

Tickets:
Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Claes Oldenburg speaking at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Raimond Spekking. Modifications: photo cropped.