Claes Oldenburg Bibliography

== ones I've read with a

artist books

Notes in hand.
E. P. Dutton [1971]

about the artist

The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern.
Tallman, Susan.
London and New York: Thames and Hudson, I996.

Universal Limited Art Editions, A History and Catalogue: The First Twenty-five Years.
Sparks, Esther.
Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago; and New York: Harry N. Abrams, I989.

Tyler Graphics: Catalogue Raisonne, 1974-1985.
Texts by Elizabeth Annstrong and Pat Gilmour.
Catalogue raisonne by Kenneth E. Tyler, Barbara Delano, Kim Tyler, and Marabeth Cohen.
Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, and New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.

Catalogue Raisonne.
Los Angeles: Gemini G.E.L., 1986.

Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism, and Peformance, 1958-1964.
Texts by John G. Hanhardt and Barbara Haskell.
Exhibition catalogue.
New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, in association with W. W. Norton & Co., 1984.

Something Else Press
Frank, Peter.
. Kingston, N.Y: McPherson & Co., 1983.

Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being,

Prentice Hall, 1995, p. 203.

Penguin New Art 4: Claes Oldenburg
Johnson, Ellen H.
Hannondsworth, England, and Baltimore: Penguin Books, I97I.

exhibition related books

Claes Oldenburg : An Anthology
(Guggenheim Museum Publishers, 1995)
In addition to four essays, it includes passages from Oldenburg's and van Bruggen's notebooks, a selected bibliography and a valuable chronology of Happenings and exhibitions compiled by David Platzker, an assistant to Oldenburg and van Bruggen.

Claes Oldenburg: multiples in retrospect 1964-1990
(New York:Rizzoli International Publications - 1991)
Texts by Oldenburg, Thomas Lawson, and Arthur Solway. Catalogue raisonne by David Platzker.

The great American life show. 9 plays from the avant-garde theater.
Edited by John Lahr and Jonathan Price.
Bantam Books [1974]
includes "Injun: a happening", by Claes Oldenburg.

Claes Oldenburg: Sculptures and Lithographs at Gemini 1988-91
Los Angeles: Gemini G.E.L., 1993.
Texts by Oldenburg and James Reid.

The Course of the Knife.
Texts by Germano Celant, Coosje van Bruggen, Frank 0. Gehry, and Oldenburg.
Milan: Edizioni Electa, and New York: Rizzoli International Publications, I986.

Large-Scale Projects.
Claes Oldenburg Coosje uan Bruggen
Texts by Coosje van Bruggen, Susan P Casteras, Richard Cork, Donald Judd, Oldenburg, Vincent Scully, and Gerhard Storck.
New York: The Monacelli Press, I994.

Nur Ein Anderer Raum/Just Another Room.
Van Bruggen, Coosje. Claes Oldenburg:
In English and German.
Frankfurt: Museum fur Moderne Kunst, I991.

Large Scale Projects, 1977-1980
by Coosje Van Bruggen & Claes Oldenburg
Rizzoli International Publications (1980)
includes: Monuments, by R. H. Fuchs ; other texts by Coosje van Bruggen and Oldenburg.
Includes a timeline for Batcolumn, Pool balls, Plug Buildings, Screwarch Bridge, Flashlight, Giant Switches, Hat, Paintsplat, and Crusoe Umbrella.

Mouse Museum /Ray Gun Wing.
Van Bruggen, Coosje. Claes Oldenburg:
Otterlo: Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller; Cologne: Museum Ludwig, I979.
Editions published in Dutch, English, and German.

Six Themes
Introduction by Martin Friedman
Interviews with Claes Oldenburg
(Walker Art Center, 1975) /Exhibition catalogue: 6 April-25 May 1975,

Raw Notes, Documents and Scripts of the Peformances: Stars, Moveyhouse, Massage, The Typewriter, with Annotations by the Author. br>Oldenburg, Claes (Kasper Koenig, ed.).
Halifax: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1973.

Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument
Barbara Haskell
(Pasadena: Pasadena Art Museum, 1971)

Claes Oldenburg
Ellen H. Johnson
(Baltimore : Penquing books, 1971)

Claes Oldenburg.
Rose, Barbara ,
The Museum of Modern Art. (Switzerland, Zurich: 1970 )
In conjuction w/ a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY NY, Sep 25 -- Nov. 23, 1969.
With its soft vinyl cover, this is a fun book.

Claes Oldenburg: Drawings and Prints
Gene Baro
A Paul Banchini book. (London, NY: Chelsea House, 1969) 274 p.

Claes Oldenburg: Proposals for Monuments and Buildings 1965--1969
(Big Table Publishing - Chicago, 1969) 196 p.
Includes an interview with the artist, and notes on selected drawings.

Store days: documents from The store, 1961, and Ray Gun Theater, 1962,
selected by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams
Photos by Robert R. McElroy.

(NY/Villefranche-sur-mer/Frankfurt am main - Something Else Press, 1967) 148 p.

Dedication: 'To Poopy'.
Includes texts for the happenings. pictures of the sculptures, and random statements, as well as the seminal manifesto I am for an Art .


Store: 1. EROS 2. Stomach. 3. Memory. Enter My Store.

Exhibition Catalogues

Printed stuff : prints, posters, and ephemera by Claes Oldenburg
a catalogue raisonne 1958-1996
Richard H. Axsom and David Platzker.
Exhibition catalogue: Apr. 27-July 27, 1997,
Hudson Hills Press in association with Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, c1997.

Claes Oldenburg: The Multiples Store.
Texts by Susan May and Oldenburg. Catalogue raisonne by David Platzker.
London: South Bank Centre for the Arts, 1996. /Exhibition catalogue.

Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology
Texts by Germano Celant, Dieter Koopplin, Oldenburg, Marla Prather, and Mark Rosenthal.
Exhibition catalogue.
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1995.

Claes Oldenburg Tel Aviv:
Exhibition catalogue for Claes Oldenburg: Multiples and Notebook Pages
Text in English and Hebrew.
Text by Edna Moshenson.
(Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1994).

Claes Oldenburg: Dibujos/Drawings 1959-1989.
Texts by Coosje van Bruggen and Oldenburg.
Exhibition catalogue. In English and Spanish
Valencia: IVAM, CentreJulio Gonzalez, 1989.

A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages.
Texts by Germano Celant, Coosje van Bruggen, Oldenburg, and Gerhard Storck.
Exhibition catalogue. (Feb.-12 Nov. 1988) Editions also published in German and Spanish.
Sunderland, England: Northern Centre for Contemporary Art; Leeds, England: The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds City Art Gallery, and New York: Rizzoli International Publications, I988. 234 p.

Claes Oldenburg: The Haunted House.
Introduction by Gerhard Storck. Text by Coosje van Bruggen.
Exhibition catalogue. In English and German.
Essen, Germany: H. Gerd Margreff, I987.

Claes Oldenburg: The Screwarch Project
Commissioned by Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Rotterdam, 1978-1982.
Texts by Cor Block and Oldenburg.
Exhibition catalogue. In English and Dutch.
Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1983.

Claes Oldenburg: Tekeningen, aquarellen en grafiek / Drawings, watercolors and prints.
Texts by Coosje van Bruggen and Oldenburg.
In Dutch and English.
Exhibition catalogue. Editions published by venues on the exhibi- . tion tour: Claes Oldenburg: Dessins, aquarelles et estampes. Paris: Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, I977; in French. Claes Oldenhurg: Teckningar, akuareller och grafik. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1977. In English and Swedish.
Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1977.

Claes Oldenburg: The Soft Screw.
Texts by Melinda Wortz and Oldenburg.
Exhibition catalogue.
Los Angeles: Gemini G.E.L., 1976.

The Lipstick Comes Back.
Text by Susan R Casteras.
Exhibition catalogue.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1974.

Claes Oldenburg: Recent Prints.
Text by Barbara Mathes.
Exhibition catalogue.
New York: M. Knoedler & Co. I973.

Claes Oldenhurg: Works in Edition.
Exhibition catalogue.
Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, I97I.

Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument.
Texts by Barbara Haskell and Oldenburg.
Exhibition catalogue.
Pasadena, Calif: Pasadena Art Museum; and Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, I97I.

Claes Oldenburg.
Texts by E. de Wilde, Alicia Legg, and Oldenburg. In Dutch and English.
Exhibition catalogue. Editions published by venues on the exhibition tour:

  • Claes Oldenburg. Dusseldorf: Stadtische Kunsthalle, I970. Texts by Karl Ruhrburg, Alicia Legg, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Gene Baro, and Oldenburg. Texts in German and English.
  • Claes Oldenburg. London: The Arts Council of Great Britain for the Tate Gallery, I970. Texts by Robin Campbell, Alicia Legg, and Claes Oldenburg.
    Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1970


    "Claes Oldenburg: Drawings and Notebook Studies."
    Susan Inglett
    ARTnews, Feb 1997 v96 n2 p114(2).
    (Reviews)(Brief Article)

    Demon in the kitchen: Oldenburg's alterations.
    Robert Haywood
    Art in America, Oct 1995 v83 n10 p86(9)
    Claes Oldenburg retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, New York.

    America: War & Sex, etc.
    Claes Oldenburg
    Arts Magazine, Summer 1957, p. 32