The GIANT Sculptures of Claes Oldenburg
Meet artist Claes Oldenburg. He makes giant sculptures.
Claes was born the son of a consular official in Sweden. He graduated from Yale University and then went to the Art Institute of Chicago and from there he went on to do freelance illustrations for magazines. He moved to New York in the 50's got way into sculpture… giant sculptures. Like a lot of other pop artists he uses simple subject matter and consumer culture… objects we buy, and use, and see around our homes every day. He creates these giant sculptures of everyday objects out of vinyl… They are shiny and some people even call them "sexual," but they say that about every artist.
That's one sexy badminton ball!