Extremely Public Art in Vail
A three-part series on the works of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
A look at the very valuable Claes Oldenburg piece on display the Vail library. Many people don’t know or have forgotten about its controversial history in Vail …
The artists created a drawing for Vail in the early 1980s that kicked off a massive controversy the likes of which the town had never seen.
The fishing pole element of the sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje was questioned by residents at the time in a type of thinking along the lines of: “Vail is a ski town, not a fishing town.“