Talking Points: Claes Oldenburg

A collection of sources to explore the work of Claes Oldenberg.

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Claes Oldenburg

The video below shows how Oldenbergs sculpture ‘BLT’ is built and rebuilt for every exhibition.

Watch the video below to find out more about Claes Oldenbergs ‘Store’.

Watch this video of Oldenburg discussing Shoestring Potatoes Spilling From a Bag (1966) on Vimeo here.

Questions to Ask Children

How do his sculptures make you feel?

Which food sculpture is your favourite? Why?

How do you think the sculptures feel?

If you created your own sculpture store, what would be in it?

How would it feel to be in that space, interacting with the sculptures?

What do you think Oldenburg was trying to say through his artwork?

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