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Putting the cherry back on the spoon

This morning and early afternoon, the cherry was placed back atop the spoon, once again completing Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry. It was a beautiful spring day, and made for great weather to watch the process. We put together some photos of the process on our flickr account. It seemed there were as many cameras […]

This morning and early afternoon, the cherry was placed back atop the spoon, once again completing Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry. It was a beautiful spring day, and made for great weather to watch the process.

Crowd watching

Unwrapping

We put together some photos of the process on our flickr account. It seemed there were as many cameras as people in the garden, so if you have photos or short videos on flickr, please add them to our Minneapolis Sculpture Garden flickr group. Here’s a video of the wrapping coming off by waiting line:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingline/3491486247/in/pool-minneapolissculpturegarden[/flickrvideo]

We also live-tweeted the process, and there are some photos in our twitpic stream.

  • Joanne McPortland says:

    Still makes me want a very big Manhattan, in a good way. And extra lovely to see the reflection of that high, wide Minnesota sky wrapping itself around the unwrapped cherry.

  • Mary Ann Anderson says:

    I was in Minneapolis for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) conference in mid-April and was soooooo disappointed (really disappointed) the cherry was gone. I’m glad to see it is now in place ….

  • Matty Boy says:

    I’m glad I clicked on the links. I thought the silk under the metallic cherry was a wedding dress, though I was confused by the green sash. That was just the tarp covering the cherry.

    The mixed messages of modern art are just so… mixed!

    This comment was originally posted on Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog

  • dguzman says:

    Babies! Babies for everyone! We love babies!

    What a bunch of hopeless freaks.

    This comment was originally posted on Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog

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