Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Knife Slicing Through Wall

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817 Hilldale Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90069

Knife Slicing Through Wall
Knife Slicing Through Wall

Born January 28th, 1929 in Sweeden Claes Oldenburg is an American trained sculptor. He is known for giant sized replicas of common everyday objects. His sculptures were often created with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. Sadly, after 32 years of marriage, she passed away in 2009.

Their sculptures are found all over the world. As it turns out there are six of their sculptures in California.

Formerly located in Los Angeles at the Margo Leavin Gallery, this art piece was installed in 1989. It's exactly what it sounds like, a gigantic knife slicing through the outside wall of the building. The Margo Leavin Gallery closed in September 2012 although the knife was for a period still present on the building. The building, along with the sculpture, has been remodeled, and the knife is sadly no longer there.

See more on Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

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First Created: 2013-11-02
Last Edited: 2019-09-08

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