Say Hello to Claes Oldenburg’s Cheeseburgers

‘Two Cheeseburgers, with Everything (Dual Hamburgers)’ by Claes Oldenburg [1962]
burlap soaked in plaster, painted with enamel 7″ x 14 3/4″ x 8 5/8″
From the current MoMA exhibition ‘Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store’ (April 14 – August 5, 2013) [photo: JH]

“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. … I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete. … I am for an art that takes its forms from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.” — Claes Oldenburg

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