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Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology

February 12 – May 7, 1995
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine

Claes Oldenburg, Glass Case with Pies (Assorted Pies in a Case), 1962, burlap soaked in plaster, painted with enamel, with pie tins, in glass-and-metal case, Gift of Leo Castelli, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1991.54.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 123 works of sculpture, 58 drawings, and 2 prints were chosen from the National Gallery of Art and other public and private collections. Included in the show were 2 large-scale works created for outdoor sites, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks and Knife Ship I, created in collaboration with Coosje van Bruggen, the artist's wife, and architect Frank Gehry. This was the first exhibition since 1969 to survey the artist's work.

Organization: Curators for the show were Germano Celant, curator of contemporary art at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, and Marla Prather, associate curator of 20th-century art at the National Gallery.

Attendance: 197,973

Catalog: Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology, by Germano Celant, Dieter Koepplin, and Mark Rosenthal. New York: Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, 1995.

Brochure: Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology, by Marla Prather. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995.

Other Venues: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 18–September 3, 1995
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 7, 1995–January 21, 1996
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, February 15–May 12, 1996
Hayward Gallery, London, June 6–August 19, 1996

Oldenburg, Claes
American, 1929 - 2022
Conversations with Artists: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Audio, Released: July 12, 2011, (81:53 minutes)
Elson Lecture 1995: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Audio, Released: March 29, 2011, (67:09 minutes)