Flashlight, 1981 by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Steel painted with polyurethane enamel 38 ft. 6 in. (11.73 m) high x 10 ft. 6 in. (3.2 m) diameter Commissioned February 1978 by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a gift from the estate of Robert Z. Hawkins, and donations from local sources Installed March 11, 1981 Inaugurated March 12, 1981
Split Button, CLAES OLDENBURG AND COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN — In 1978 we received a commission for a sculpture in front of the Library on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After a visit to the site, Coosje proposed a button. We experimented with models made of paper, polystyrene & cardboard. We tried rolling it, breaking it in half & bending it in different ways. We chose a design in which the button was split & the two parts were set together at an angle.
Shuttle Cock ~ Claes Oldenburg (born 1929) is a Swedish American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Many of Oldenburg's giant sculptures of mundane objects elicited public ridicule before being embraced as whimsical, insightful, and fun additions to public outdoor art. I think think they're terrific.
Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.