Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Germany west of Bremen. First mentioned in 1108, it was chartered in 1345. It is now an industrial and transportation center. Population: 159,000.
  • Oldenburg, Claes Thure Born 1929. Swedish-born American sculptor best known for his "soft sculptures” of household objects made from stuffed vinyl and canvas.

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  • n. United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)

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Examples

  • For an exploration of the role and history of “third places” (a. k.a hangouts) The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg is wonderful.

    Matthew Yglesias » Recommended Reading

  • Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was to furnish a regiment of 1800 men, and the other little States, such as Oldenburg and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, were to furnish regiments of less amount.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was to furnish a regiment of 1800 men, and the other little States, such as Oldenburg and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, were to furnish regiments of less amount.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Earlier this week, Mr. Oldenburg talked about "Paint Torch," his artistic beginnings and what it's like to work on his own.

    A Pop Sculptor On Thinking Big

  • Over the past six decades, Mr. Oldenburg has built an international reputation by transforming everyday objects like clothespins, hamburgers and electrical outlets into soft or oversized sculptures.

    A Pop Sculptor On Thinking Big

  • Over the past six decades, Claes Oldenburg, 82, has built an international reputation by transforming everyday objects like clothespins, hamburgers and electrical outlets into soft or oversized sculptures.

    Pop Sculptor

  • On Saturday, Pop sculptor Claes Oldenburg, 82, will begin installing his "Paint Torch," a 51-foot-high rendition of a paintbrush, in a new $7.5 million plaza next to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

    A Pop Sculptor On Thinking Big

  • And there are a slew of great pieces by Warhol, Calder, Oldenburg, and other modern Western artists throughout the building.

    Boing Boing

  • From a waterscape of the sinking Titanic to a Claes Oldenburg-inspired pumpkin burger, don't get too spooked by how much devotion it must take to become a Pumpkin Master.

    Pumpkins as Fine Sculpture (PHOTOS)

  • Drohojowska-Philp highlights the L.A. artists' drive for independence, from each other and, importantly, from the New York establishment and East Coast artists like Oldenburg, Johns and Rauschenberg, and also Any Warhol, whose career was launched by the efforts of Irving Blum at Ferus.

    Peter Clothier: Rebels in Paradise

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