Claes Oldenburg

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Big sailing ships and their metaphoric potential appear to be on the mind of many cultural players of late.

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CHICAGO — Amanda Ross-Ho recreated a soft-sculpture replica of an anonymous teen-girl’s backpack, blowing it up to 400% of its original size.

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Need an afternoon snack? Check out what Pop artist Claes Oldenburg has for you at MoMA.

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With a brand new year comes a slew of new museum exhibitions to look forward to. From retrospectives of major artists like Claes Oldenburg and James Turrell to an exploration of New York City art during one year in the 1990s, here’s a look at what to expect from NYC’s art museums in 2013.

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After last week’s post on Phyllida Barlow’s solo turn on the fourth floor of the New Museum, it seemed apropos to mention the exhibition one flight down, which is devoted to one of her better-known students from London’s Slade School, Tacita Dean: Five Americans.

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Galleries

When New York Was Really Happening

by Ellen Pearlman on February 14, 2012

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Pace Gallery has mounted a world class mini-museum show on the art of the Happening using its vast holdings as well as supplemental gleanings loaned from the Whitney, MOMA and Getty museums.

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The City of Brotherly Love must love supersized objects because they now have a fourth large-scale art work by Pop art master Claes Oldenburg.

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Did a tiny ceramic chip covered with original drawing by artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain, and Forrest Myers travel to the moon with the Apollo 12 lunar module in November 1969. PBS’ History Detectives investigates …

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