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.
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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!
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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!
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