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Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994

Fiberglass painted with polyurethan
131 1/2 × 51 1/2 × 39 in
334 × 130.8 × 99.1 cm
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Photo courtesy the Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio and Pace Gallery Copyright 1994 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Photography by Ellen … Read more
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen
American, 1929 and 1942
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The towering public sculptures of husband-and-wife collaborators Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are instantly recognizable for their whimsical Pop Art quality. Built primarily out of Cor-ten steel, the structures are monumental, brightly painted replicas of ordinary objects that appear comical because of their size and the incongruity of their surroundings. Among the duo’s most recognizable sculptures are the public artwork Clothespin (1976), installed in Centre Square Plaza, Philadelphia, and Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988), installed at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Though characteristically cartoonish, the latter is also a functioning fountain, which dramatically changes the character of the sculpture as the seasons change.

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Photo courtesy the Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio and Pace Gallery Copyright 1994 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Photography by Ellen … Read more
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen
American, 1929 and 1942
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The towering public sculptures of husband-and-wife collaborators Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are instantly recognizable for their whimsical Pop Art quality. Built primarily out of Cor-ten steel, the structures are monumental, brightly painted replicas of ordinary objects that appear comical because of their size and the incongruity of their surroundings. Among the duo’s most recognizable sculptures are the public artwork Clothespin (1976), installed in Centre Square Plaza, Philadelphia, and Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988), installed at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Though characteristically cartoonish, the latter is also a functioning fountain, which dramatically changes the character of the sculpture as the seasons change.

Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994

Fiberglass painted with polyurethan
131 1/2 × 51 1/2 × 39 in
334 × 130.8 × 99.1 cm
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