CLAES OLDENBURG

1929, Stockholm, Sweden - Lives and workes in New York

EPHEMERA
     
Airflow (multi-fold brochure with text by Barbara Rose) Gemini / Museum of Modern Art? 1970?
Art for Peace (card announcement with image on front of proposal "Colossal Monument of Concrete Inscribed with the Names of War Heroes" by Oldenburg - multi-gallery exhibition and auction) Referendum '70 with numerous galleries throughout the U.S. 1970
     
RECORDINGS     
     
June Was / Panodramadra Big Ego, Giorno Poetry Series  1978
     
BOOKS BY OR ABOUT OLDENGURG     
     
Raw Notes: Documents and Scripts of the Performances: Stars, Moveyhouse, Massage, The Typewriter The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 1973
Store Days Something Else Press 1967
     
ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS BY OR WITH OLDENBURG     
     
About California in Vision #1 - California 1976
I Am For Art  in Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  1996
The Artist Speaks: Claes Oldenburg   Art in America, March-April  1969
Interview with Angela Westwater Reaves Artforum, October 1972
     
OTHER PUBLICATIONS    
     
The Museum of Drawers Kunsthaus Zurich 1978
     
INDIVIDUAL CATALOGUES    
     
Claes Oldenburg ("This book about the work of Claes Oldenburg was written by Barbara Rose for the Museum of Modern Art" - vinyl cover) Museum of Modern Art, New York 1970
Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument Pasadena Art Museum 1971
Oldenburg: Six Themes Walker Art Center  1975
     
SELECTED CATALOGUES INCLUDING OLDENBURG    
     
A Different War: Vietnam in Art  Independent Curators Incorporated, New York 1990
A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation [not in exhibition but mentioned in catalogue essay by Anne Rorimer: Photography - Language - Context: Prellude to the 1980s] The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1989
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968  The Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A.  2004
Art About Art  Whitney Museum of American Art 1978
Art by Telephone  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  1969 
Art in Space: Some Turning Points The Detroit Institute of Arts 1973
Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism and Performance 1958-1964  Whitney Museum of American Art  1984 
Breakthroughs: Avant-Garde Artists in Europe and America, 1950-1990  Wexner Center for the Arts 1991
Committed to Print: Social and Political Themes in Recent American Printed Art The Museum of Modern Art, New York  1988
Constitution [organized by Group Material] The Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia 1987
Contemporary Sculpture. Projects in Munster 1997  Munster, Germany  1997
Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 1998 
Diagrams & Drawings  Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo  1972
Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament  The Art Museum Association of America 1984
Documenta 4 [curator: Arnold Bode]  Kassel, Germany  1968 
Documenta 5 Kassel, Germany 1972
Documenta 6 [curator: Manfred Schneckenburger]  Kassel, Germany  1977 
Documenta 7  Kassel, Germany 1982 
Earth Works (no catalogue, anouncement card written in sand) Virginia Dawn Gallery 1968

Ecologic Art (postcard, no catalogue)

John Gibson Gallery, New York 1969
First Impressions: Early Prints by Forty-six Contemporary Artists The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 1989
Improbable Furniture Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1977
In the Spirit of Fluxus  Walker Art Center  1993 
La Biennale di Venezia 1976 - From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature - Ambient Art Venice  1976 
la Biennale di Venezia 44: Ubi Fluxus Venice  1990
La Biennale di Venezia 47  Venice, Italy  1997 
Magiciens de la Terre  Musee National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou  1989
1967: At the Crossroads  Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1987
Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957-1963 [mentioned in text - not in exhibition] The Newark Museum  1999
One Month: March 1969 Seth Siegelaub 1969
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979  L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art 1998 
Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 1994
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: A Selections from the Permanent Collection  San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art 1990
Sculpture Since the Sixties: from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art   Whitney Museum of American Art  at Equitqble Center 1989
'60 - '80: Attitudes / Concepts / Images Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1982
Sonsbeek 71 Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem  1971
Sonsbeek 86  Arnhem, The Netherlands  1986
The Machine as seen at the end of the mechanical age  The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1968
The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect  The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1999
The Political Arm  John Weber Gallery / Washington University Gallery of Art 1991
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1996
Urban Encounters: Art Architecture Audience  ICA, University of Pennsylvania 1980
When Attitudes Become Form (Bern and London)  Kunsthalle Bern 1969
Whitney Museum Sculpture Annual 1970  Whitney Museum of American Art 1970
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990  Milwaukee Art Museum 1990
X-Screen: Film Installations and Actions in the 1960s and 1970s  Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein 2004 
     
EAST VILLAGE EXHIBITIONS [INVITATIONS ONLY]    
     
100 Years: A Tradition of Social and Political Art on the LOWER EAST SIDE P.P.O.W. 1988
     
SELECTED BOOKS INCLUDING OLDENBURG    
     
Alternative Art New York 1965-1985 The Drawing Center / University of Minnesota Press 2002
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation  The New Museum of Contemporary Art  1984 
Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium  Thames & Hudson 2001
Art and Life Praeger 1971
Art & Technology: A Report on the Art & Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971  Los Angeles County Museum of Art / The Viking Press 1971
Assemblage, Environments & Happenings Abrams 1966
Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era University of California Press 2009
Changing: Essays in Art Criticism [Lucy Lippard]  E. P. Dutton & Co. 1971
Conceptual Art  Phaidon 1998
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity  MIT Press  2003 
Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties  Boettger, Suzaan  2002
Fantastic Architecture  Something Else Press  1969
From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation  Art  MIT Press  1999
From the Center: feminist essays on women's art  Dutton  1976 
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change [Lucy Lippard] E.P. Dutton 1984
Happenings Dutton 1965
Happenings and Other Acts  Routledge 1995
Idea Art: A Critical Anthology Dutton  1973 
Land and Environmental Art Phaidon 1998
Land Art Tate Publishing 2006
Minimal Art: A Critical Survey  E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 
Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties Yale University Press  2001 
Museums by Artists Art Metropole, Toronto 1983
New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality  Thames and Hudson  2001 
Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art, 1965-1975  School of Visual Arts  2000 
Performance: Live Art 1909 to the Present Harry N. Abrams 1979
Performance: Live Art Since 1960 Harry N. Abrams 1998
Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object.... Praeger  1973 
SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony  Routledge 2003
Surface Tension: Prolematics of Site Errant Bodies Press 2003
The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art  MIT Press  2003 
The Everyday [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2008
The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society The New Press, New York 1997
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  University of California Press 1996 
The Theatre of Mixed Means The Dial Press, New York 1968
Thinking About Exhibitions  Routledge 1996
     
OTHER PUBLICATIONS    
     
Art Action 1958 - 1998 Inter Art Actuel et Le Lieu, Centre en Art Actuel, Quebec 2001
Dokumente zur Aktuellen Kunst 1967 -1970 [materials from the archives of Harald Szeemann]  Kunstkreis AG Luzern 1972
On Site #4 - Not Seen and/or Less Seen of... Site, Inc., New York 1973
     
PERIODICALS INCLUDING OLDENBURG    
     
Artforum [The Shape of the Art Environment "How anti form is "Anti Form"? by Allan Kaprow - a response to Robert Morris' article of April, 1968]  Summer 1968 
Artforum [article by Dan Graham: Oldenburg's Monuments]  Artforum, January  1968 
Artforum [Documenta 5] October 1972
Art in America: [The Audience is His Medium!]  # 2 (March-April) 1963 
Art in America [The Politicalization of the Avant-Garde, II]  March-April 1972 
Art in America [Sculpture as Experience: The Monument that Suffered] May-June  1974 
Art in America [The Avant Garde Festival: And Now, Shea Stadium] November-December  1974 
Art International [A Museum of Language in the Vicinity of Art by Robert Smithson] March  1968
Art International [New York]  November  1969
Avalanche # 01 [Rumbles] Avalanche 1970 
Upfront # 8 - PADD [Politicial Art and Documentation / Distribution] PAD 1983
Vision #1 - California Crown Point Press 1976
Vision #3 - New York City Crown Point Press 1976
     
EXHIBITION REVIEWS     
     
Claes Oldenbrug at Sidney Janis  Art in America, May-June 1967
Claes Oldenburg at Richard Feigen, Chicago  Artforum, January  1969
Claes Oldenburg at Richard Feigen, Chicago  Artforum, September  1969
Claes Oldenburg at Sidney Janis Art in America, November-December  1970