Claes Oldenburg

Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who was remembered by the world with giant sculptures has died at the age of 93.

Claes Oldenburg

Oldenburg died Monday morning in Manhattan, said his daughter Martje Oldenburg. A month ago, he fell and broke his hip, worsening his condition.

Claes Oldenburg

The Swedish-born Oldenburg drew on the sculptor's enduring interest in his grandfather's idea of ​​bringing ready-made objects into 

Claes Oldenburg

art, and the pop artist's fascination with ironic, lowbrow culture—the reimagining of ordinary objects in extraordinary contexts.

Claes Oldenburg

His most famous large sculptures include a 45-foot steel clothesline installed near Philadelphia's City Hall in 1976 and

Claes Oldenburg

the "Batcolumn," a 100-foot lattice-work steel baseball bat. The year was an office building in Chicago.

Claes Oldenburg

Oldenburg's first wife, Pat, also an artist, helped sew his soft sculptures during their marriage in the 1960s.

Claes Oldenburg

Oldenburg's first burst of fame came in the early 60s, when a form of performance art called the Happening emerged in the arteries of Manhattan.