Saturday, July 10, 2021

Flying Pins - Claes Oldenburg

We just learned about the Monument to Joe Louis by Robert Graham.

Another famous work of American art is Flying Pins by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen made in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Oldenburg was born in 1929 in Sweden, and in 1936 his family moved to Chicago where he learned to be a sculptor.

In 2001 he made a sculpture of giant bowling bins and a bowling ball.
They were all made from steel, plastic and foatm, and the pins are about 24 feet tall.

(from: wikipedia - claes oldenburg)

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