The Work of Pop Art Master Claes Oldenburg
September 30, 2011 4:00 PM ET
The cherry in Claes Oldenburg's
Spoonbridge and Cherry, which sits in the sculpture garden near Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, weighs 1,200 pounds.
Los Angeles' Binoculars Building is named after the sculpture by Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, that stands beside it.
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An imposing 66-foot statue designed by Oldenburg and van Bruggen stands at the head of the Cheonggye Stream, which runs through downtown Seoul, South Korea.
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Oldenburg and van Bruggen's
Free Stamp sits in Willard Park in Cleveland.
Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994 was part of the 2004 exhibition "Das Grosse Fressen," or "Food Galore," in Bielefeld, Germany.
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Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, by Oldenburg and van Bruggen, stands in view of traffic passing Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park.
Clothespin sits in the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia, across from City Hall.
Il Corso del Coltello, or "The Knife Ship," is an electric-powered Swiss Army knife that's about 40-feet long with blades and a corkscrew that are continuously in motion. It was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1986.
Oldenburg's lipstick sculpture stands at the entrance of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany. Oldenburg designed a similar sculpture for Yale University, which was installed in 1974.