One of Minneapolis’ most recognizable icons is the “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen – created for the Walker Art Center in 1988, and now resides in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the largest urban sculpture park in the world.
Oldenburg is an artist known for making oversized versions of everyday objects and food products. The spoon was Oldenburg’s idea, who had a habit of doodling spoons ever since 1962 when he was inspired by a spoon resting on a piece of fake chocolate. The cherry was van Bruggen’s idea. She wanted to use it as a comment on the garden’s otherwise staid layout. The cherry’s stem acts as a fountain which sprays into the bowl of the spoon and off into the pond beneath. Even the pond itself has meaning – shaped to resemble a linden seed, drawing attention to the rows of linden trees nearby.
Our new Walker collection is an ode to this icon. Both our Downtown Button-down Shirt by Dog Threads and Dylan Bandana feature a gorgeous, lightweight cotton lawn fabric sprinkled with mini cherries on a black background. So sweet and playful!
They’re the perfect pick-me-up in anticipation of spring weather and warmer days ahead! It’s a limited edition so (cherry) pick ’em while you can!
Kristin + Trixie + Ziggy