Extremely Public Art in Vail
A three-part series on the works of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Part 1: What is the most valuable piece in Vail’s collection?
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.
Part 3: A harbinger of things to come
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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.“
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