But I, at some point, might believe them. 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 an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, an art given the chance of having a starting point of zero. I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top. I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary.
Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films both hard and soft instruments of differing scales that range in date from to By. Claes Oldenburg. Filed to. Visual Arts. Date. Sep 20, Share While it's been dubbed a manifesto, Oldenburg insists it's not. In he told Walker. Since meeting in , Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, a writer and curator, collaborated on more than 25 large-scale projects. artist. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Coosje van Bruggen, b. date. .