From massive versions of everyday stuff like hamburgers and lipsticks to witty pieces that interact with the surrounding landscape, Claes Oldenburg was known for his huge, weird, really fun works of public art. You know when you see an Oldenburg: they’re brash, colourful and absurd – and they probably make you chuckle.
Oldenburg, who died earlier this week at the age of 93, was one of the best-known figures in the pop art movement (y’know the one – Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein and the like). And while the Swedish-born American sculptor created loads of different types of sculpture throughout his life, his legacy is best expressed by his massive public sculptures, which were often made alongside his long-time collaborator and wife Coosje van Bruggen.
Although many of Oldenburg’s most famous artworks are stationed outside art galleries in the USA (he was, after all, an American citizen), they can also be found pretty much all over the world. Below are five of his most epic pieces that you can visit.