Claes Oldenburg Quotes

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I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum. -Claes Oldenburg
Actually, New York is great for playing around. I made a lot of studies for New York-a big vacuum cleaner lying on the Battery in Manhattan. -Claes Oldenburg
For a thorough use of ice cream cones, buy two; eat one and drop the other. -Claes Oldenburg
Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. -Claes Oldenburg
I don't do abstract art because I don't find it as interesting as I do subjects and depictions. -Claes Oldenburg
Mine was not pop art. I maybe started with a subject, but I changed the subject. -Claes Oldenburg
I always knew America was all about guns. You go to the movies as a kid, everybody's got a gun. -Claes Oldenburg
The thing about the ray gun is, you pick up anything you see on the street that's the shape of a gun. -Claes Oldenburg
The main reason for the colossal objects is the obvious one, to expand and intensify the presence of the vessel - the object. -Claes Oldenburg
I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all. -Claes Oldenburg
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication. -Claes Oldenburg
There's always been a potential erotic possibility with objects. -Claes Oldenburg
I think of a monument as being symbolic and for the people and therefore rhetorical, not honest, not personal. -Claes Oldenburg
My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy. -Claes Oldenburg
I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete. -Claes Oldenburg
'Clothespin' was the first city monument on a large scale that could compete with the architecture around it. -Claes Oldenburg
A life cycle can be imposed on an object. An object can be very energetic and active, and then it has a dying phase and a phase of decomposition. -Claes Oldenburg
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