Organized by MoMA curator Christophe Cherix and New York artist John Tremblay, this volume presents an overview of the use of vacuum-formed plastic in art of the last 40 yearsstarting with Claes Oldenburg and Craig Kaufman in the 1960s and ending with Jim Isermann, Fabrice Gygi and Seth Price today.
About the Author
Born into a diplomatic family in 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden, Claes Oldenburg lived in the United States and Norway before settling in Chicago in 1936, and becoming a citizen in 1953. He studied Literature and Art History at Yale University and Studio Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1956, he moved to New York and met several artists making early Performance work, including George Brecht, Allan Kaprow, George Segal and Robert Whitman. Oldenburg soon became a prominent figure in Happenings and Performance art during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Over the past three decades, his work has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Oldenburg lives in New York.