Chronology of Large-Scale Projects by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen


Unless otherwise stated, dimensions are given as height x width x depth.
All works by both artists except in two cases, where indicated with *



Lipstick

*Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, 1969-74
Cor-Ten steel, steel, aluminum, cast resin; painted with polyurethane enamel
23 ft. 6 in. x 24 ft. 11 in. x 10 ft. 11 in. (7.2 x 7.6 x 3.3 m)
Samuel F. B. Morse College, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Clothespin

*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


Trowel I

Trowel I, 1971-76
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
41 ft. 9 in. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 14 ft. 7 in. (12.7 x 3.4 x 4.4 m).
sited: 38 ft. 5 in. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 5 in. (11.7 x 3.4 x 2.3 m)
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, the Netherlands


Trowel IITrowel II, 1976
Cor-Ten steel painted with polyurethane enamel
41 ft. 9 in. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 14 ft. 7 in. (12.7 x 3.4 x 4.4 m)
sited: 37 ft. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 5 in. (11.3 x 3.4 x 2.3 m)
Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo, Purchase, New York


BatcolumnBatcolumn, 1977
Steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
96 ft. 8 in. (29.5 m) high x 9 ft. 9 in. (3 m) diameter, on base 4 ft. (1.2 m) high x 10 ft. (3.1 m) diameter
Harold Washington Social Security Center, 600 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois


Pool BallsPool Balls, 1977
Reinforced concrete
Three balls, each 11 ft. 6 in. (3.5 m) diameter
Aaseeterrassen, Münster, Germany


Crusoe UmbrellaCrusoe Umbrella, 1979
Cor-Ten steel painted with polyurethane enamel
37 x 37 x 58 ft. (11.3 x 11.3 x 17.7 m)
sited: 33 x 37 x 56 ft. (10.1 x 11.3 x 17.1 m)
Nollen Plaza, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa


FlashlightFlashlight, 1981
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
38 ft. 6 in. (11.7 m) high x 10 ft. 6 in. (3.2 m) diameter
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Split ButtonSplit Button, 1981
Aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
16 ft. (4.9 m) diameter x 10 in. (0.3 m) thick
height from ground when sited: 4 ft. 11 in. (1.5 m)
Levy Park, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Hat in Three Stages of LandingHat in Three Stages of Landing, 1982
Steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
Three hats, each 9 ft. 5 in. x 18 ft. x 15 ft. 5 in. (2.9 x 5.5 x 4.7 m)
Each hat is supported on two poles at a different height,
equidistant from one another, over an area approximately 162 ft. (49.4 m) long:
(1) 19 ft. 3 in. (5.9 m) high
(2) 12 ft. 10 in. (3.9 m) high
(3) 6 ft. 1 in. (1.9 m) high
Sherwood Park, Salinas, California


SpitzhackeSpitzhacke (Pickaxe), 1982
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
36 ft. 9 in. x 44 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. (11.2 x 13.6 x 1.1 m)
sited: 43 ft. 5 in. x 42 ft. 7 in. x 11 ft. 5 in. (13.2 x 13 x 3.5 m)
Kassel, Germany


GartenschlauchGartenschlauch (Garden Hose), 1983
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
Two parts, in an area approximately 6,000 sq. ft. (557.4 sq. m)
faucet: 35 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 12 in. x 7 ft. 1 in. (10.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 m)
hose: 410 ft. (125 m) long x 20 in. (0.5 m) diameter
Stühlinger Park, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany


ScrewarchScrewarch, 1983
Aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
12 ft. 8 in. x 21 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. (3.9 x 6.6 x 2.4 m)
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Cross Section of a ToothbrushCross Section of a Toothbrush with Paste, in a Cup, on a Sink: Portrait of Coosje's Thinking, 1983
Steel and cast iron painted with polyurethane enamel
19 ft. 8 in. x 9 ft. 2 in. x 7 in. (6 x 2.8 x 0.2 m)
Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany


Stake HitchStake Hitch, 1984
Stake: steel, aluminum, epoxy, painted with polyurethane enamel
rope: polyurethane foam, plastic materials, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with latex
Total height: 53 ft. 6 in. (16.3 m)
stake with knot, upper floor: 13 ft. 6 in. x 18 ft. 2 in. x 14 ft. 7 in. (4.1 x 5.5 x 4.5 m)
stake, lower floor: 12 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. x 3 ft. (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.9 m)
rope, knot to ceiling: 40 ft. (12.2 m) high x 20 in. (0.5 m) diameter
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas


Balancing ToolsBalancing Tools, 1984
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
26 ft. 3 in. x 29 ft. 6 in. x 19 ft. 10 in. (8 x 9 x 6.1 m)
Vitra International AG, Weil am Rhein, Germany


Knife Ship IKnife Ship I, 1985
Steel, wood, plastic coated fabric, motor
Closed, without oars: 7 ft. 8 in. x 10 ft. 6 in. x 40 ft. 5 in. (2.3 x 3.2 x 12.3 m)
Extended, with oars: 26 ft. 4 in. x 31 ft. 6 in. x 82 ft. 11 in. (8 x 9.6 x 25.3 m)
height with large blade raised: 31 ft. 8 in. (9.7 m)
width with blades extended: 82 ft. 10 in. (25.2 m)
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain


Knife Slicing Through WallKnife Slicing Through Wall, 1989
Stainless steel, steel, stucco
Blade: 6 ft x 8 in x 11 ft (1.83 x .20 x 3.51 m)
Installed at 817 Hillsdale Ave., Los Angeles, California
The former Margo Leavin Gallery


Toppling Ladder with Spilling PaintToppling Ladder with Spilling Paint, 1986
Steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
14 ft. 2 in. x 10 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. 7 in. (4.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 m)
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California


Spoonbridge and CherrySpoonbridge and Cherry, 1988
Stainless steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
29 ft. 6 in. x 51 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 6 in. (9 x 15.7 x 4.1 m)
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Dropped Bowl with Scattered Slices and PeelsDropped Bowl with Scattered Slices and Peels, 1990
Steel, reinforced concrete, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyurethane enamel; stainless steel
Seventeen parts (eight bowl fragments, four peels, five orange sections), in an area approximately 16 ft. 9 in. x 91 ft. x 105 ft. (5.1 x 27.7 x 32 m)
Metro-Dade Open Space Park, Miami, Florida


Bicyclette EnsevelieBicyclette Ensevelie (Buried Bicycle), 1990
Steel, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyurethane enamel
Four parts, in an area approximately 150 ft. 11 in. x 71 ft. 2 in. (46 x 21.7 m)
wheel: 9 ft. 2 in. x 53 ft. 4 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. (2.8 x 16.3 x 3.2 m)
handlebar and bell: 23 ft. 8 in. x 20 ft. 5 in. x 15 ft. 7 in. (7.2 x 6.2 x 4.7 m)
seat: 11 ft. 4 in. x 23 ft. 9 in. x 13 ft. 7 in. (3.5 x 7.2 x 4.1 m)
pedal: 16 ft. 4 in. x 20 ft. 1 in. x 6 ft. 11 in. (5.0 x 6.1 x 2.1 m)
Parc de La Villette, Paris


Monument to the Last HorseMonument to the Last Horse, 1991
Aluminum and polyurethane foam painted with polyurethane enamel
19 ft. 8 in. x 17 ft. x 12 ft. 4 in. (6 x 5.2 x 3.8 m)
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas


BinocularsBinoculars, 1991
Steel frame. Exterior: concrete and cement plaster painted with elastomeric paint. Interior: gypsum plaster
45 x 44 x 18 ft. (13.7 x 13.4 x 5.5 m)
Central component of a building designed by Frank O. Gehry and Associates, 340 Main Street, Venice, California


Free StampFree Stamp, 1991
Steel and aluminum painted with polyurethane enamel
28 ft. 10 in. x 26 ft. x 49 ft. (8.8 x 7.9 x 14.9 m)
Willard Park, Cleveland, Ohio


MistosMistos (Match Cover), 1992
Steel, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyurethane enamel
Overall: 68 ft. x 33 ft. x 43 ft. 4 in. (20.7 x 10.1 x 13.2 m)
Five detached matches:
(1) 9 ft. 2 in. x 37 ft. 1 in. x 9 ft. 7 in. (2.8 x 11.3 x 2.9 m)
(2) 14 ft. 10 in. x 30 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. (4.5 x 9.2 x 3.1 m)
(3) 7 ft. 6 in. x 28 ft. 4 in. x 18 ft. 9 in. (2.3 x 8.6 x 5.7 m)
(4) 7 ft. 11 in. x 25 ft. 10 in. x 19 ft. 2 in. (2.4 x 7.9 x 5.8 m)
(5) 17 ft. 4 in. x 35 ft. x 14 ft. 5 in. (5.3 x 10.7 x 4.4 m)
Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona


Bottle of NotesBottle of Notes, 1993
Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
30 x 16 x 10 ft. (9.1 x 4.9 x 3.1 m)
Central Gardens, Middlesbrough, England


Inverted Collar and TieInverted Collar and Tie, 1994
Steel, polymer concrete, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyester gelcoat
39 ft. x 27 ft. 9 in. x 12 ft. 8 in. (11.9 x 8.5 x 3.9 m)
Mainzer Landstrasse, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


ShuttlecocksShuttlecocks, 1994
Aluminum and fiber-reinforced plastic painted with polyurethane enamel
Four shuttlecocks, each 17 ft. 11 in. (5.5 m) high x 15 ft. 1 in. (4.6 m) crown diameter and 4 ft. (1.2 m) nose diameter, sited in different positions on the grounds of the museum
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


Soft ShuttlecockSoft Shuttlecock, 1995
Steel, aluminum, wood, fiber-reinforced plastic, expanded polystyrene and polyethylene foams, canvas, rope; painted with latex
Nosecone, approximately 3 ft. high (0.9 m) x 6 ft. (1.8 m) diameter
nine feathers, each approximately 26 ft. (7.9 m) long x 6 ft. 6 in. (2 m) wide
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York


HouseballHouseball, 1996
Stainless steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, jute netting, urethane and polyvinylchloride foams; painted with polyester gelcoat
27 ft. 6 in. (8.4 m) high x 24 ft. 4 in. (7.4 m) diameter
Bethlehemkirch-Platz, Mauerstrasse, Berlin


Saw, SawingSaw, Sawing, 1996
Steel, epoxy resin, fiber-reinforced plastic, urethane and polyvinylchloride foams; painted with polyester gelcoat
50 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. x 40 ft. (15.4 x 1.5 x 12.2 m)
Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Big Sight, Tokyo


Torn NotebookTorn Notebook, 1996
Stainless steel, steel, aluminum; painted with polyurethane enamel
Three parts (notebook and two loose pages)
notebook: 21 ft. 10 in. x 23 ft. x 26 ft. 1 in. (6.7 x 6.4 x 8 m)
page (1): 10 ft. x 14 ft. 1 in. x 7 ft. 1 in. (3.0 x 4.3 x 2.2 m)
page (2): 11 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft. 7 in. x 8 ft. 2 in. (3.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 m)
Madden Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska


Lion's TailLion's Tail, 1999
Stainless steel, aluminum, wood, fiber-reinforced plastic, expanded polystyrene, painted with urethane enamel; nylon
18 ft. 6 in. x 15 ft. x 4 ft. (5.6 x 4.6 x 1.2 m)
Musei Civici Veneziani, Venice, Italy


Ago, Filo e NodoAgo, Filo e Nodo (Needle, Thread and Knot), 2000
Brushed stainless steel and fiber-reinforced plastic painted with polyester gelcoat and polyurethane enamel
Needle and thread: 59 ft. (18 m) high x 50 3/8 in. (128 cm) diameter
knot: 19 ft. (5.8 m) long x 19 11/16 in. (50 cm) diameter
Piazzale Cadorna, Milan, Italy


Flying PinsFlying Pins, 2000
Steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, foam, epoxy; painted with polyester gelcoat and polyurethane enamel
Ten pins, each: 24 ft. 7 in. (7.5 m) high x 7 ft. 7 in. (2.3 m) widest diameter
in an area approximately 123 ft. (37.5 m) long x 65 ft. 7 in. (20 m) wide
partially buried pins: #1: 18 ft. 5 in. (5.6 m) high; #2: 13 ft. 2 in. (4 m) high
combined pins: #3a/b: 26 ft. 7 in. (8.1 m) high; #5a/b/c: 28 ft. 7 in. (8.7 m) high
individual pins: #4: 21 ft. 8 in. (6.6 m) high; #6: 20 ft. 8 in. (6.3 m) high; #7: 17 ft. 9 in. (5.4 m) high
ball: 9 ft. 2 in. (2.8 m) high x 21 ft. 12 in. (6.7 m) diameter
Intersection of John F. Kennedylaan and Fellenoord Avenues, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Dropped ConeDropped Cone, 2001
Stainless and galvanized steels, fiber-reinforced plastic, balsawood; painted with polyester gelcoat
39 ft. 10 in. (12.1 m) high x 19 ft. (5.8 m) diameter
height above building: 32 ft. 10 in. (10 m)
Neumarkt Galerie, Cologne, Germany


Cupid's SpanCupid's Span, 2002
Stainless steel, structural carbon steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy, polyvinylchloride foam; painted with polyester gelcoat
60 ft. (182.3 m) high
Rincon Park, San Francisco, California


Big SweepBig Sweep, 2006
Stainless steel, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyurethane enamel
31 ft. 4 in. x 25 ft. 4 in. x 15 ft. 1 in. (9.6 x 7.7 x 4.6 m)
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado



SpringSpring, 2006
Steel, cast aluminum, aluminum; painted with acrylic polyurethane
70 ft. (21.3 m) high x 18 ft. (5.5 m) diameter at base of sculpture
Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul, South Korea


Tumbling TacksTumbling Tacks, 2009
Steel, fiberglass, resin, polyurethane foam, gelcoat and transparent satined glass coating
Four tacks, each 18 ft. (5.5 m) in diameter
Kistefos-Museet, Kistefos, Norway


Paint TorchPaint Torch, 2011
Steel, fiberglass reinforced plastic, gelcoat, polyurethane, LED lighting
Height from ground: 50'11"; Total length of work: 53' 9/16"; Handle to Glob distance: 14' 4 7/8"; Glob height: 5' 11 3/4"; Glob diameter: 6' 3/4"
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





 

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