• Because my work is naturally non-meaningful, the meaning found in it will remain doubtful and inconsistent - which is the way it should be. All that I care about is that, like any startling piece of nature, it should be capable of stimulating meaning.

    Claes Oldenburg, International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), Tate Gallery (1970). “Claes Oldenburg: an exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum, the Tate Gallery, London 24 June - 16th August 1970”