Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Free Stamp


A sculptural work by Swede Claes Oldenburg, the stamp measures in at 28' by 48'. Although it had been commisioned for display in Amoco's lobby, it ended up being stored in Indiana for seven years after its completion. Finally in 1991 it was donated to the city of Cleveland.

3 Comments:

At 06 April, 2006 15:22, Anonymous anotheranonymousperson said...

I love that thing. The stamp, I mean.

 
At 23 April, 2006 05:23, Anonymous Sandy M said...

Acuallly, the stamp was commissioned by Sohio (the Standard Oil Company of Ohio) prior to their being acquired by BP Oil. It was designed to sit in front of the new BP Building (then to be called the Sohio Bldg) on Public Square, but the BP people didn't much appreciate modern art and ended up donating the piece to the city. I, too, love the "FREE Stamp". BP's loss is Cleveland's gain.

 
At 26 April, 2006 07:32, Anonymous coosje is the coolest name ever said...

who DOESNT love a good oversized "not originally meant for cleveland" sweeeeeedish stamp??

 

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