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American pop sculptor Claes Oldenburg, who makes controversial artworks out of everyday objects and junk, was named winner of the $100,000 Wolf Prize for Arts, in Jerusalem on Monday. For more than three decades, Oldenburg has used such things as electric plugs, baseball bats, cigarette butts, toothpaste tubes and umbrellas to create sculptures that the Israeli-based foundation called “at once remarkably universal and highly subjective.” The Swedish-born New Yorker was cited for investing the most prosaic objects with historical and mythical allusions. The Wolf Foundation, established by the late Dr. Ricardo Wolf, a former Cuban diplomat, awards annual prizes in medicine, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agriculture and the arts.


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