Claes Oldenburg

Writing on the Side 1956-1969



ISBN: 9780870708701 Category:

Maartje Oldenburg, Barbara Schröder


In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg redefined the concept of sculpture. Published in conjunction with a comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s early work, Claes Oldenburg: Selected Writings 1956-1969 gathers together in a single volume the artist’s key writings from the 1960s and several years from either side of the decade. Much of the publication comprises of previously unpublished material, including sections of an extensive diary the artist kept during the formative years of the 1960s, and selection from an autobiographical manuscript that Oldenburg wrote in 1971. The book also reprints seminal texts related to Oldenburg’s early exhibitions, a selection of scripts for the accompanying Happenings and related interviews. Claes Oldenburg: Selected Writings 1956-1969 provides insight into the artist’s working process through a transformative period of his long career.

Additional information

Weight 1233 g
Dimensions 19.2 x 27.5 cm
Publisher name The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date 12 August 2013
Number of pages 368
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Achim Hochdörfer
Dimensions 19.2 x 27.5 cm
Weight 1233 g


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