Claes Oldenburg's soft sculptures  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Claes Oldenburg's soft sculptures often depict common household objects. Reproducing these objects, often at a greater size than the original, Oldenburg created his sculptures out of soft materials. The anthropomorphic qualities of the sculptures were mainly in their sagging and malleable exterior which mirrored the not so idealistic forms of the human body. In "Soft Light Switches" Oldenburg creates a household light switch out of Vinyl. The two identical switches, in a dulled orange, insinuate nipples. The soft vinyl references the aging process as the sculpture wrinkles and sinks with time.

See also

  • Giant Soft Drum Set (1967)





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