Amazing Giant Sculptures by Claes Oldenburg - What is it about typically tiny things made into giant large scale sculptures that makes it so appealing? Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish American sculptor, best known for his public art installations. Claes for the past 50 years is impressive for its large-scale sculptures. He was already 83 years old, and he does just that by replicating everyday objects into huge, fun, public art installations. At the Tate Modern, a mammoth sized 3-way plug hangs above an exhibition space. And in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Oldenburg’s delectable Spoonbridge, Cherry artwork etc.