118. Clothespin (1976), Claes Oldenburg

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Photo Caitlin Martin © 2013 for the Association for Public Art
Voices heard in the program:

CLAES OLDENBURG is the artist who created Clothespin. He is known worldwide for his sculptures that find new meaning in everyday objects by expanding them to a gargantuan scale.

HARRY PHILBRICK is the former Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where Oldenburg’s sculpture Paint Torch was installed in Lenfest Plaza in 2011. 

JULIA GUERRERO is the Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program and Advisory Board of Design. 

Segment Producer: Jenny Lawton