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Giant Candy Apples By street artist Celso. Waffle by Martha Friedman. Dropped cone by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Giant Candy Apples By street artist Celso. Waffle by Martha Friedman. Dropped cone by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Using elements in new and estranging ways, a funny and relaxed environment is created.  Claes Oldenburg - Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969)

Using elements in new and estranging ways, a funny and relaxed environment is created. Claes Oldenburg - Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969)

Claes Oldenburg, 'Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus, London' 1966 from Performance Art 101: The Swinging Sixties, Pop, film, and Fluxus

Claes Oldenburg, 'Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus, London' 1966 from Performance Art 101: The Swinging Sixties, Pop, film, and Fluxus

Claus Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen.  Cupid's Span 2002, San Francisco

Claus Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen. Cupid's Span 2002, San Francisco

Photographed in a 'thematic' environment, also using humour like Claes Oldenburg.

Photographed in a 'thematic' environment, also using humour like Claes Oldenburg.

Contrast: Light , colours: blue , red , black and green , hammer , screwdriver , pliers , Tools , tree , Balance , Environment.

Contrast: Light , colours: blue , red , black and green , hammer , screwdriver , pliers , Tools , tree , Balance , Environment.

fake money used in 'The Street' Environment and Happening, 1960. Ray-Gun (Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine)

fake money used in 'The Street' Environment and Happening, 1960. Ray-Gun (Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine)

1960s   After graduating from Yale University, Oldenburg moved to New York City, where he and a group of artists challenged Abstract Expressionism with a performance art project called “Happenings” — partly scripted, partly spontaneous theatrical vignettes. Like many of his sculptures yet to come, the performances referenced the function of objects within an environment and broke down barriers between art and commodity.

1960s After graduating from Yale University, Oldenburg moved to New York City, where he and a group of artists challenged Abstract Expressionism with a performance art project called “Happenings” — partly scripted, partly spontaneous theatrical vignettes. Like many of his sculptures yet to come, the performances referenced the function of objects within an environment and broke down barriers between art and commodity.

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