The earliest breakthroughs of renowned NYC-based sculptor Claes Oldenburg are on display at MoMA in the witty "The Street" and "The Store." Also on exhibit, through Aug. 5, are two architectural works from the 1970s, "Mouse Museum" and "Ray Gun Wing."
Claes Oldenburg's "Pastry Case, I" (1961-62), with painted plaster sculptures on ceramic plates and metal platters.
Claes Oldenburg with "Floor Cone" (1962) in front of Dwan Gallery in Los Angeles in 1963.
"Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store" is on display at The Museum of Modern Art through Aug. 5.
Claes Oldenburg, "Empire (Papa) Ray Gun" (1959), made of casein on papier-mâché over wire.
Claes Oldenburg, "Two Girls’ Dresses" (1961), muslin soaked in plaster over wire frame, painted with enamel.
Claes Oldenburg 's "Floor Burger" (1962) is made of canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes and painted with acrylic paint.
Claes Oldenburg's "Mouse Museum" (1965-77) is made of wood and corrugated aluminum, with Plexiglas display cases featuring 385 objects.
Claes Oldenburg's "Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich)" (1963).