Largest show ever of Claes Oldenburg’s path-breaking and emblematic early work opens

VIENNA.- With his humorous and profound depictions of everyday objects, Claes Oldenburg is one of the most important and popular artists since the late 1950s. Not only has he been a major figure in Pop art, performance art, and installation art but he has also been in partnership with Coosje van Bruggen a profound influence on art in public spaces with his monumental “Large Scale Projects” in numerous major cities worldwide. One central point of reference in Oldenburg’s oeuvre is the industrially produced object—the object as commodity, which in ever new metamorphoses of media and form becomes a conveyer of culture and symbol of the imagination, desires, and obsessions of the capitalist world. Organized by mumok, this is the largest show ever of Oldenburg’s path-breaking and emblematic early work of the 1960s. Numerous icons of Pop art will be seen in the exhibition, beginning with the installation The