Thursday, July 21, 2022


Claes Oldenburg died a few days back. I was sorry to hear that. 

For those who might not know him, he was a sculptor who made mostly ordinary things larger than life in the world of pop art. 

Cleveland is lucky enough to have two of his pieces. One a public work........

Ahhhh. A pic of me during my Spo Shirt photo shoot back in {gulp) 2010 !

The other piece is in the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

I've always called this piece: Georgia O'Keefe meets Lance Armstrong

There are pieces I've seen in San Francisco and Washington DC respectively. 

Save for the O'Keefe-ish one, I'd say his style is easy to identify. I've never guessed wrong when surmising art I've happened upon with his flare. 

I swear that Cleveland had another piece of his in the '70s. A large hand pistol that sat outside the Justice Center. Huge controversy (sing that last word like Prince) and it was dismantled and taken away. For the life of me, I can find nothing on-line regarding that. 

Maybe Cookie will remember something about this. 

The man was 93, so he had a long life to bring objects what will last longer than he. I like his work. I like his styled. I almost used past tense, but I still like it. I liked him. Past tense.  

Because he's dead. 

Song by: the Cure


Old Lurker said...

Georgia O'Keefe meets Lance Armstrong? You are very very naughty, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Travel said...

Memorable work,

Ur-spo said...

I have that photo too.
I should work on getting you a our own shirt.