(99) Claes Oldenburg on Waste

[In the 1960s artists such as Red Grooms, Claes Oldenburg] experimented with a fascinating array of art forms: forms that incorporated and transformed non-art materials, junk, debris, and objects picked up in the street … and created … evocatives of real life … “Dirt has depth and beauty. I love soot and scorching.” (Oldenburg) embraced “the city filth, the evils of advertising, the disease of success, popular culture.”

from “All that is Solid Melts Into Air” p 318
 
I love the sorting between “junk, debris, and objects picked up in the street.”

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