Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

mozzarella di buffala, new york by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Mozzarella di Buffala, New York, 1987

paradise pie iv, blue by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Paradise Pie IV, Blue, 2007

shuttlecock/blueberry pies i and ii (detail) by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Shuttlecock/Blueberry Pies I and II (detail), 1999

study for poster of dropped bowl, with scattered slices and peels by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Study for Poster of Dropped Bowl, with Scattered Slices and Peels, 1988

study for rotten apple core by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Study for Rotten Apple Core, 1987

tartelette quetsche beaumont-sur-dême, france by coosje van bruggen and claes oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg

Tartelette Quetsche Beaumont-sur-Dême, France, 2003

Biographie

Chronologie


Van Bruggen’s first collaboration with Claes Oldenburg was in 1976, when Trowel I, originally shown at Sonsbeek 71, was rebuilt and relocated in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. In 1978 van Bruggen moved to New York, where she continued to work with Oldenburg to establish direct contact with a wider audience by creating large-scale, site-specific works in urban settings.

Their collaboration has extended to smaller-scale park and garden sculptures as well as to indoor installations. The couple, married in 1977, has executed over forty Large-Scale Projects, which have been inserted into various urban surroundings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Expositions

2010
Big Sign… Little Building, curated by Marta Kuzma, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, Norway
Modern Drawings: Tracing 100 Years, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2009
Drawings On Site: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, The Menil Collection, Houton, TX
Claes Oldenburg/Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
If we could Imagine, Glenstone, Potomac, MD
2008 - 2009
Heavy Metal, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2008
Claes Oldenburg: The Store, and Later, El Sourdog Hex, Berlin, Germany
2007
Taste of the Modern: Rothko, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Kline, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2006
Pop, Craig F. Starr Associates, New York, NY
2004
Marfa, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX