Claes Oldenburg Quotes

Claes Oldenburg Quotes: My work doesn't have the same rules as, say, Andy [Warhol]'s work. But it's gathered together for the simple reason that we all worked with the images and objects around us.
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Claes Oldenburg Quote: I started to draw buildings. I called them Proposed Colossal Monuments - they weren't for real, not for actual building. It was more a critique of architecture.
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Quotes about Claes Oldenburg: I had no idea what art was. There was one art class in high school, but it didn't make a big impression on me. Then I went to college and thought I'd become a writer.
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Quote about Claes Oldenburg: I am preoccupied with the possibility of creating art which functions in a public situation without compromising its private character of being antiheroic, antimonumental, antiabstract, and antigeneral. The paradox is intensified by the use on a grand scale of small-scale subjects known from intimate situations--an approach which tends in turn to reduce the scale of the real landscape to imaginary dimensions.
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Claes Oldenburg Sayings: I don't do abstract art because I don't find it as interesting as I do subjects and depictions.
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Claes Oldenburg Saying: Mine was not pop art. I maybe started with a subject, but I changed the subject.
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Sayings about Claes Oldenburg: They asked me to do a show, and I was planning on showing my figure paintings. But my friends told me I shouldn't - the paintings were good but a little old-fashioned. They said,
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Saying about Claes Oldenburg: I got a little studio in Chicago and practiced. I realized I had to earn some money. So I went to work for an advertising agency where my job was mostly drawing insects for a company that sold an insecticide spray.
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