Claes Oldenburg. Hmm remarkably close to George Wylie's Rottenrow maternity safety pin...
Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.
Floor Burger, Claes Oldenburg 1962
Claes Oldenburg Art | Claes Oldenburg | Art since 1945 | Hatje Cantz
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen ~ Saw, Sawing, 1996 (steel, epoxy resin, fiber-reinforced plastic)
Claes Oldenburg (b1982) is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.
Brilliant design on a grand scale. Claes Oldenburg is a great designer and inspiration!
Supersizing It With Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg Exhibit - coming to the Walker in Sept of 2013 - Definitely going to this!
Claes Oldenburg "Floor cake". Synthetic polymer paint and latex on canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes. 1962