The Resource Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp, Edward J. Olszewski

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp, Edward J. Olszewski

Label
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp
Title
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Olszewski
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1985, the Sohio oil company commissioned Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen to design and construct a large outdoor sculpture for its new corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The result was Free Stamp, a bold and distinctive installation that captured both a Pop Art sensibility and a connection to the city's industrial past. Sohio executives approved the design, and work was already underway, when British Petroleum acquired the company. The new owners quickly decided that the sculpture was "inappropriate" for their building and attempted to rid themselves of Free Stamp by donating it to the city of Cleveland--a gift that the city initially had no desire to accept. After much debate and public protest, the sculpture found a home in Willard Park, where it stands today. This is the first study of any sculpture by Oldenburg and van Bruggen to examine the genesis of their art from conception to installation. Edward J. Olszewski has put together a fascinating narrative based on interviews with the artists, archival material from city records, and in-house corporate memoranda, as well as letters to the editor and political cartoons. He traces the development of the sculpture from the artists' first sketches and models to the installation of the completed work in its urban environment"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olszewski, Edward J.
Dewey number
730.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB237.O42
LC item number
A64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oldenburg, Claes
  • Oldenburg, Claes
  • Bruggen, Coosje van
  • Outdoor sculpture
  • Public sculpture
Label
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp, Edward J. Olszewski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821446034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000192585
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4926030
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000192585
Label
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland's Free Stamp, Edward J. Olszewski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821446034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000192585
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4926030
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000192585

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