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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