Publications



I: Selected Publications and Writings : Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

The Course of the Knife The Course of the Knife (Il Corso del Coltello). Texts: Germano Celant, 'The Indiscreet Knife'; Coosje van Bruggen, 'Waiting for Dr. Coltello', 'Characters', 'Coosje's Journals'; Claes Oldenburg, 'First Thoughts'; Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 'Final Stage Directions and Dialogue'. In English and Italian.
Milan: Editions Electa, 1986. 236 pp.
Available through Printed Matter, New York.


El Cuchillo Barco El Cuchillo Barco. Texts: Germano Celant, 'Un cuchillo indiscreto'; Coosje van Bruggen, 'Esperando al Dr. Coltello', 'Personajes'. Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Milan: Electa, 78p.1986.
Out of print.


A Bottle of Notes... A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages, Claes Oldenburg: Drawings, Sculptures and Large-Scale Projects with Coosje van Bruggen. Texts: Coosje van Bruggen: 'Some Observations on Oldenburg's Alternative Proposal for an Addition to the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio,' 'Repression and Resistance at the University of El Salvador, 1968-83', 'Ghosting'; Claes Oldenburg, 'Aboard the Broome Street', 'Cross-section of a Toothbrush'; Germano Celant, 'In and Out of the Bottle', Gerhard Storck, 'Sculpture on the Borderline'. Captions and description of projects by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen:'Log of the Three-Way Plug', 'In the Wake of the Screwarch', 'Douse the Glim', 'Stranded Piano', 'Notes Toward a Large-Scale Project for Middlesbrough'. Foreword by Tony Knipe and Dr. Terry Friedman. Great Britain: Sunderland: Northern Centre for Contemporary Art; Leeds: The Henry Moore Center for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds City Art Galleries; and New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1988. In English and Spanish. 234 pp. Out of print.


La Commande Publique 'La Bicyclette Ensevelie'. La commande publique, 1982-1990. Cover and pp.19-22 Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1991.


Large Scale Projects Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Large-Scale Projects. Case histories by Oldenburg and van Bruggen. Texts: Susan P. Casteras: 'The Lipstick: A Colossal Keepsake Product'; Vincent Scully: 'The Lipstick at Yale: A Memoir'; Gerhard Storck: 'Sculpture on the Borderline'; Coosje van Bruggen: 'Leaps into the Unknown: Large Scale Projects in Collaboration with Frank O. Gehry'; Donald Judd: 'Monument to the Last Horse: Animo et Fide'; Richard Cork, 'Message in a Bottle'. New York: Monacelli Press; London: Thames and Hudson, 1994. 584 pp.
Available through Random House, New York


An Anthology Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology. Texts: Marla Prather: 'A Biographical Overview'; Germano Celant: 'Claes Oldenburg and the Feeling of Things', 'The Sculptor Versus the Architect'; Mark Rosenthal: 'Unbridled Monuments'; Dieter Koepplin: 'From the Entropic Library'. Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1995. In English and German. 574 pp. Available through alibris.com and amazon.com.


Inverted Collar and Tie Inverted Collar and Tie. 'Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: A Conversation'. (with Irwin Leiser). Stuttgart: Kantz Verlag, 1995. In German and English. 120pp.


Bottle of Notes Bottle of Notes. Texts: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 'Notes Toward a Large-Scale Project for Middlesbrough'; Richard Cork, 'Message in a Bottle'; Tony Duggan and Les Hooper, 'Making the Monument.' Middlesbrough Borough Council, Middlesbrough, England, 1997.
Out of print.


Sculpture. Projects in Munster 'The Architect's Handkerchief', pp. 292-295. Sculpture. Projects in Münster, 1997. Münster, Germany: Westfälisches Landesmuseum; Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1997. In German and English.







Correr Catalogue Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Case histories by Oldenburg and van Bruggen. Texts: Germano Celant, 'Urban Marvels'; 'A Conversation with Coosje van Bruggen, Germano Celant and Claes Oldenburg'. Milan: Skira Editions, 1999. In English and Italian. 524 pp. Available through Rizzoli, New York.


Encounters 'Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Resonances, after J.V.', by Richard Morphet. Encounters: New Art from Old. pp. 248-261. London: National Gallery, 2000.
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Down Liquidambar Lane... Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen - Down Liquidambar Lane: Sculpture in the Park. Texts: Richard Cork, 'Into the Woods'; 'Down Liquidambar Lane: A Conversation between Coosje van Bruggen, Claes Oldenburg, and Alexandre Melo'. Porto: Fundação de Serralves, 2001. In Portuguese and English. 146 pp.
Available through diabooks.org.


Pace Catalogue Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen. Text: Richard Morphet, 'If Music be the Food of Love, Play On'. New York: PaceWildenstein, 2002. 40 pp. Available through PaceWildenstein, New York.


Whitney Catalogue Claes Oldenburg: Drawings, 1959-1977; Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings, 1992-1998 in the Whitney Museum of American Art. Interview with Claes Oldenburg by Janie C. Lee. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2002. Available through the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


An American Legacy An American Legacy, a Gift to New York. Marla Prather: 'Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen.' Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002. pp.74-83. Available through Whitney Museum of American Art or Prestel Verlag, New York.


Oldenburg and van Bruggen on the Roof

Oldenburg and van Bruggen on the Roof. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. Pamphlet.



Images a la Carte. PJC Editions, 2004. Texts by J.V. and C.O. Available through Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.



The Music Room. Text: Richard Morphet, 'The Instrumentation of Emotion'. PaceWildenstein, New York, 2005. Exhibition catalogue. Available through PaceWildenstein, New York.


Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen: Sculpture By the Way. Texts: Interview with Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen by Ida Gianelli: 'Solitude for Two, Shared: A Walk with Ida Gianelli'; descriptions of characters in the performance "Il Corso del Coltello" and text from "From the Entropic Library" by Coosje van Bruggen: 'Sculpture By the Way'; case histories by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: 'Large-Scale Projects'; Coosje van Bruggen: 'Waiting for Dr. Coltello: A Project by Coosje van Bruggen, Frank O. Gehry, and Claes Oldenburg', 'Coosje's Journals'; Germano Celant: 'The Indiscreet Knife'; Coosje van Bruggen: 'Ghosting', 'To Frederic'; Claes Oldenburg: 'Note'; Dieter Koepplin: 'From the Entropic Library'; Richard Morphet: 'If Musivc be the Food of Love, Play On... New Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen'. Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, 2006. Exhibition catalogue.
Available through Rizzoli Publications, New York; alibris.com; amazon.com; and barnesandnoble.com.


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II: Selected Publications and Writings by Coosje van Bruggen

Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/ Ray Gun Wing. Otterlo, Netherlands: Kröller-Müller Museum; Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 1979. In Dutch, German and English. 136 pp. Available through Printed Matter, New York and the Walter Koenig bookstore, Cologne and other locations.


Documenta 7 'In the Mist Things Appear Larger.' Documenta 7, Volume II. pp. ix-x. Kassel, Germany: Documenta Foundation 1982. In German and English.


Large Scale Projects 77-80 Large Scale Projects 1977-1980. Case histories of projects by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. New York: Castelli Gallery and Rizzoli International Publications, 1980. Available through Printed Matter, New York


Artforum September 1983'Richard Artschwager.' Artforum. (Volume XXII No. 1, September 1983) pp. 44-51.


Artforum May 1985'Gerhard Richter: Painting as a Moral Act' Artforum. (Volume XXIII No. 9, May 1985) pp. 82-91


Bruce Nauman Drawings, 1965-1966' "The true artist is an amazing luminous fountain" ' Bruce Nauman Drawings, 1965-1966, Museum für Gegenwarts Kunst, Basel, 1986.


Architecture of Frank Gehry'Leaps Into the Unknown', The Architecture of Frank Gehry. pp.122-143. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1986.
Limited availability through amazon.com.


Haunted House 'Ghosting', Claes Oldenburg, The Haunted House. Krefeld: Museum Haus Esters; Essen, Verlag H. Gerd Margreff, 1987. In German and English.


Bruce Nauman Bruce Nauman. New York: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 1988. 304 pp.


Dijubos/Drawings 'The Realistic Imagination and Imaginary Reality of Claes Oldenburg.' (Revision of 1977 text) Claes Oldenburg, Dibujos/Drawings, 1959-1989. Valencia: IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, 1989. In Spanish and English.
Out of print. Limited availability through alibris.com and amazon.com.


John Baldessari John Baldessari. New York: Rizzoli International Publications Inc. 1990. 256 pp.


Urzeit/Uhrzeit 'Today Crossed Out.' Hanne Darboven, Urzeit/Uhrzeit. Artist's book, ed. 250. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1990. Available through Printed Matter, NYC


Just Another Room 'Claes Oldenburg: Just Another Room' and 'Soft and Hard'. Claes Oldenburg. Frankfurt am Main: Museum für Moderne Kunst, 1991. 152 pp. Available through the Walter Koenig boosktore, Cologne and other locations.


Hoffman-Stiftung'Die Schöne und die Bestie' (Beauty and the Beast). Text on John Baldessari, pp. 194-197. Basel: Emanuel Hoffman-Stiftung, 1991. In German and English.


Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Frank O. Gehry, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1999. In English, French, and Spanish. 212 pp. Available through the Guggenheim Museum Bookstore.


Guggenheim Museum A to Z 'Collaboration', pp.66. Guggenheim Museum: A to Z. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1992. Available through the Guggenheim Museum Bookstore.


Bruce Nauman 'Sounddance', pp. 43-69. Bruce Nauman. Edited by Robert C. Morgan. Baltimore and London, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.


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III: Selected Publications and Writings by Claes Oldenburg (with Coosje van Bruggen)

Skulptur Austellung in Munster 1977 'Projects for Münster, I and II', pp.62-71. Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977, Volume II. Münster, Germany: Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, 1977. In German and English.


Documenta 7 'Some observations on art in public places.' pp.246-249. Documenta 7, Volume II. Kassel, Germany: Documenta Foundation 1982. In German and English. Available through Alibris.com


Tube Supported by Its Contents Tube Supported by Its Contents. Chronology by Oldenburg; Düsseldorf: Galeria Schmela, 1985. In English and German.


Portrait of Coosje's Thinking Claes Oldenburg, Cross-section of a Toothbrush, with Paste, in a Cup, on a Sink: Portrait of Coosje's Thinking. Foreword and text: Gerhard Storck, 'Sculpture on the Borderline.' Krefeld, Germany: Krefelder Kunstmuseum, 1985 In German and English.


Menu Menu (for Il Corso del Coltello). Names and drawings of food by Oldenburg. Text: Coosje van Bruggen, 'Personnagi'. Torino: GFT; Milan: Gabriele Mazotta, 1985. In Italian and English.


Sketches and Blottings Toward the European Desk Top Sketches and Blottings Toward the European Desk Top. Facsimile notebook pages by Oldenburg: poem by Coosje van Bruggen: 'To Frédéric'. Milan: Galleria Stein; Florence: Hopeful Monster, 1990.


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IV: Articles and Essays in Periodicals about Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Partners in Art...'Partners in Art', by Deborah Solomon. Elle, no.36 (May 1985), pp. 138-140


Pop and Circumstance'Pop and Circumstance', by Richard B. Woodward. Art News, vol. 89 No.2 (February 1990), pp.118-123


'Evolution of a Team', by Amei Wallach. Newsday, December 2, 1990, Part II, pp.23-24


Journal of Art'Larger than Life: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Think - and Build - Big', by Barbara Rose. Journal of Art 4, No.5 (May 1991), pp. 33, 40-43


Architectural Digest'The Art of Inspiration', by Michael Peppiatt with photography by Marina Faust. Architectural Digest, April 2005, pp. 184-189


Beaux Arts'Van Bruggen & Oldenburg: 30 ANS D’ÉPOPÉE', by Carol Kino. Beaux Arts Magazine no. 271 (January 2007), pp. 50-57


Art and Antiques'Creativity Loves Company', by Rebecca Dimling Cochran. Art & Antiques, vol. 30, no. 6 (June 2007), pp. 52-56, cover


Many titles listed above can be found at the following bookstores:

Hennessey and Ingalls, Santa Monica, California

Arcana, Santa Monica, California

Hacker Art Books, New York

Ursus Books, New York

Printed Matter, New York

Rizzoli Publications, New York

Walter Koenig Buchhandlung, Cologne and other locations

Castello di Rivoli bookshop Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

alibris.com

amazon.com

barnesandnoble.com diabooks.org


 

 


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