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Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: The Music Room

May 7–Sept 6, 2009

In the News

Profile: “Going Softly Into a Parallel Universe”
The New York Times

Interactive Feature: “Claes, A History”
The New York Times

“For so many in the art world Claes Oldenburg’s Happenings . . . are fairly mythic occurrences, known primarily through scripts, photographs and legends." 
The New York Times

“For pure delight nothing in New York right now can quite match the Claes Oldenburg show at the Whitney.” 
Daily News

“with a bit of creative staging by the curators—Carter Foster, Chrissie Iles and Dana Miller—a potpourri of a survey is made to reflect Mr. Oldenburg’s multifaceted career.”
The New York Times

“the best may well be Ice Bag–Scale C: Tall, grey and silver, it’s powered by six fans (hidden under its cloth skirt) and rotates, with an ominous hum, as if seeking out other, alien life forms.”
New York Post

“No one with the least interest at all in the art of the last 50 years should risk missing this.”
A Sky Filled with Shooting Stars

“a wonderful introduction to the soul and spirit of Oldenburg’s early work, as well as his later collaborations with his wife.”
Design Arts Daily

Photo Journal
New York Social Diary