Sunday, January 13, 2013

big love

I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary. I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.
Claes Oldenburg (b. january 1929) sculptor

today's sculptures are by american artist claes oldenburg.  his sculptures never fail to delight me,   it is easy to distinguish  an oldenburg work,  they are typically huge replicas of everyday items.  

the three way plug can be found outside of the allen memorial art museum in nearby oberlin.  

the apple core is in the sculpture meadow at kentuck knob, the name of the usonian house designed by frank lloyd wright located in pennsylvania's laurel highland region.

downtown cleveland is graced with an oldenburg sculpture - a giant free stamp.

the sculpture is located in willard park near cleveland's city hall.  the park is a popular spot for political rallies and gatherings and fittingly  the sculpture becomes a focal point of activity as seen below.

lindsay buckingham preforming an acoustic version of his song big love. the song was first  appeared on  fleetwood mac 1987 album tango in the night.


Alan Burnett said...

Great original sculpture that makes you laugh and at the same time makes you think. So much better than the dull equestrian statue of some long dead General.

Betsy Brock said...

love the apple core!