Claes Oldenburg Giant Soft Fan 1966-67

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Imagine you’re outside on a summer day. It’s hot and sticky, and you want to cool down. Claes Oldenburg imagined placing a giant fan near the Statue of Liberty to blow a cool breeze up the Hudson River and cool off New York City. If you had a giant fan, where would you plug it in? Imagine how it might feel if you were standing in front of it!

Kids label from 2019
Vinyl filled with foam rubber, wood, metal, and plastic tubing
Fan, approximately 10' x 58 7/8" x 61 7/8" (305 x 149.5 x 157.1 cm), plus cord and plug 24' 3 1/4" (739.6 cm) long
The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
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© 2023 Claes Oldenburg
Painting and Sculpture

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