The Street & The Store

Visited MoMA today and was lured into the Claes Oldenburg exhibition. Whether you're a contemporary art fan or not you can't help but fixate on everything Oldenburg created. His art has a strange habit of making you deeply ponder what is encountered in everyday life. The Street (1960) and The Store (1961-64) exhibition is no exception to this.

The Street features Oldenburg's somewhat primitive cardboard and burlap figures that are displayed in such a way they immerse you in an unsettling city environment. The Store features the more iconic, brightly painted sculptures of consumer products that Oldenburg is most noted for. 

Pretty interesting space to hang out in considering it has the capability to be both scary and witty.

 

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