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Claes Oldenburg (1929 - )
Claes Oldenburg was born in Stockholm. He studied at Yale and the Art Institute of Chicago. He established himself in the early 1960s with a series of installations and performances on New York's Lower East Side. He installed Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks on the Yale campus in 1969, which became a controversial focus for student protest, and Clothespin in downtown Philadelphia in 1976. His recent work, with Coosje van Bruggen, is the 144-foot-long, 64-foot-high Cupid's Span for Rincon Park on the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
Lipstick (Ascending)
Clothespin
Pool Balls
Knife Ship
Spoonbridge
Slicing
Lipsticks

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Clothespin, 1976
Cor-Ten and stainless steels
45 ft. x 12 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. (13.7 x 3.7 x 1.4 m)
Centre Square Plaza, Fifteenth and Market streets, Philadelphia
Photo by Attilio Maranzano

Fabricated by Lippincott, Inc., North Haven, Connecticut. Engineer: J. Robert Jennings
Commissioned May 1974 by Jack Wolgin, through the Redevelopment Authority's Fine Arts Program
Installed June 25, 1976
Inaugurated July 1, 1976
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