South Bank Show: Claes Oldenburg
  • South Bank Show: Claes Oldenburg
  • South Bank Show: Claes Oldenburg

South Bank Show: Claes Oldenburg

Director: Gerald Fox

Cast: Gerald Fox

     
 

As an essential figure in any study of pop art, Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) specialized in reproductions of consumer objects such as hamburgers and toilets, often created with bizarre dimensions and/or composed of highly unusual, disorienting materials. The sculptor's reputation soon spread far above and beyond art circles, largely courtesy of his fondness… See more details below

Overview

As an essential figure in any study of pop art, Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) specialized in reproductions of consumer objects such as hamburgers and toilets, often created with bizarre dimensions and/or composed of highly unusual, disorienting materials. The sculptor's reputation soon spread far above and beyond art circles, largely courtesy of his fondness for environmental art and his ability to create lasting monuments; both tendencies made him a fixture on the American landscape. As hosted by Melvyn Bragg, this 1996 broadcast of London Weekend Television's South Bank Show visits Oldenburg in 1995, during the construction of one such monument and the preparation of a career-long retrospective at the Guggenheim. Experts including fellow pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein turn up on camera for incisive commentary.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
UPC:
0807280067293
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:53:00
Sales rank:
64,885

Special Features

Picture Gallery; Trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Claes Oldenburg
1. Drawings and Objects [15:10]
2. "The Store" [4:50]
3. Soft Sculptures [5:29]
4. Large Scale Projects [22:10]
5. "Soft Shuttlecock" [3:01]
1. Zeichnungen und Objekte [15:10]
2. "Der Laden" [4:50]
3. Weiche Skupturen [5:29]
4. Großprojekte [22:10]
5. "Weicher Federball" [3:01]

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