Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Free

Next to City Hall downtown is our city's most unusual piece of public art. It's a giant rubber stamp marked "FREE." Designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, the sculpture was a gift to the city from the Standard Oil Company of Ohio, which has since been taken over by British Petroleum. Click the link for more pictures and a brief history of the controversy surrounding this piece.

3 comments:

Rajesh Dangi said...

keep going! nice photo!!

Ackworth Born said...

Amazing piece of artwork and the article about the controversy is quite interesting too.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the local history lesson. Very cool.