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Claes Oldenburg: "Free" Stamp at Cleveland City Hall
Photographed by Steve Cummings


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Claes Oldenburg

[Swedish-born American Pop Sculptor, born in 1929]

• Relationships: Collaborator of Coosje van Bruggen.
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    Claes Oldenburg Works Online    
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Original works by Claes Oldenburg available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Home Page:
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteClaes Oldenburg at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
4 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Giant Soft Fan—Ghost Version, 1967

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Oldenburg

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
5 works

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Shuttlecocks, 1994 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteClaes Oldenburg at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2009 exhibition

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Ice Cream Being Tasted, 1964

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Wedding Souvenir, 1966

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
An Alternate Proposal for the AMAM, Oberlin, Ohio, drawing

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Soft Toaster

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Giant Three-Way Plug

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Chicago Stuffed with Numbers

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Chinati Foundation
Monument to the Last Horse

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Typewriter Eraser, 1977

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Rolling Collar and Tie

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Scissors as Monument

Freud Museum, London, UK
Icons in a Smoke-filled Room, print, 1996

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Balzac Pétanque, 2002

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
The Soap at Baton Rouge

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "O"

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Half tire with deflated tube

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Geometric Mouse II, cor-ten steel and aluminum sculpture, 1969-70

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plantoir (work #16; click "next" three times to page down to it)

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Spoon Pier

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sculpture in the Form of a Fried Egg

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Calico Bunnies, 1997

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Tea Pot, 1975

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Flying Pizza, 1964

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Faucet (Lake Union, Seattle, Washington)

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Peace Portfolio: Injun Poster

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Potato Chips in Bags

Seattle Art Museum

Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Click "O" for "Oldenberg"; see another work under "C" for "Claes Oldenburg + Coosje van Bruggen"

Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
Crusoe Umbrella, 1976

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Claes Oldenburg at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Several documents related to Claes Oldenburg's art

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Apple Core, 1992

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Split Button Model
(Click on "thumbnails")

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Clothespin Ten Foot, 1974

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Wichita State University Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Kansas
Inverted Q (TP)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
3 works documented

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

USC Annenberg School for Communication

William Allen's Image Archive
Plug, from the St. Louis Art Museum

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Art Museum Image Consortium
Spoonbridge and Cherry

ArtsNet Minnesota
Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985-88

ArtsNet Minnesota
Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985-88

Los Angeles Police Department, Art Theft Detail
Shirt with Objects on a Chair

Nebraska Statewide Interactive

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory

Torn Notebook

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Claes Oldenburg  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
4 lithographs online

Art + Auction Magazine
Street Ray Guns, 1959-60

Artnet Magazine

Frieze Magazine
"Taking stock -- Claes Oldenburg's 'The Store'"

Salon Magazine
"Size Matters," article by Douglas Cruickshank

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
"Meet the Artist" series with video clips

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Several interviews with the artist (RealAudio format)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Claes Oldenburg: Raw Notes

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Claes Oldenburg / Coosje Van Bruggen


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