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
Medium
Vinyl filled with foam rubber, wood, metal, and plastic tubing
Dimensions
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
Credit
The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
Object number
2098.1967
Copyright
© 2023 Claes Oldenburg
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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