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Dropped Flower, 2006

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Polyurethane foam, fiber-reinforced plastic, felt, burlap, rope, aluminium, copper, expanded polystyrene, painted with acrylic

196inch x 116.1inch x 290.1inch

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©Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Through their dialogue, based on a continuous exchange of images and words, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen have redefined the concept of sculpture in the contemporary arena. Their collaboration, which began in 1976, thrives on Oldenburg’s propensity for drawing and van Bruggen’s ability to transform language into an acute instrument of artistic investigation. While the two artists often worked on the production of large-scale projects, related to various urban contexts in Europe, America, and Asia, their art originates in the privacy of the studio, where their ideas, in continuous transition, take the form of sketches, drawings, studies, and models. [...]
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