Coosje van Bruggen, was a Dutch-born American art historian and writer who worked closely for more than three decades with her Swedish-born husband, Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, known for the colorful public sculptures she created around the world with her husband.
Together they createdmore than 40 Large-Scale Projects, giant sculptures of everyday items. Typically, each piece depicts a monumentally sized object that often comments archly on its surroundings.
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The sculptures include from a Spoonbridge and Cherry to a stamp or even an ice cream on the top of a building.
Oldenburg credited van Bruggen as a full collaborator in the design of his massive sculptures from the beginning of their marriage, although her signature was not officially attached to any of the Large-Scale Projects until until the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, commission “Flashlight”.
Although their projects often engendered controversy, Ms. van Bruggen always adopted a matter-of-fact approach to persuading civic governments and mayors to embrace them.
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