About This Show

Inspired by the lives of world-famous artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Pair is a playful meditation on the nature of art and partnership. Claes and Coosje were renowned for their larger-than-life pop art sculptures that inflated everyday objects to extraordinary proportions. As the artists explore their creative process, something fantastical is happening as a pear (yes, the fruit) embarks on a worldwide quest for self-discovery. What emerges is a funny and intimate play about collaboration, imagination, and love.

Pair explores the duality of Claes and Coosje’s 30 year artistic and romantic collaboration and their artistic vision. They carry on a spirited debate about color, composition, scale, and the messy, exploratory way that art is made in this refreshingly whimsical love story.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 0min
Dates: First Preview: November 3, 2023 Opening Night: November 7, 2023 Final Performance: November 18, 2023
Location: 59E59 Theaters, New York City

59 E 59th St,

New York,


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