Art of the Day: "Free Stamp"; Claes Oldenburg

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 01:25.

The Free Stamp is one of my favorite contemporary sculptures anywhere. Interesting history, too - commissioned by SOHIO, which was sold to BP before completed - intended from in front of the BP building on Public Square, BP didn't want it. Not sure of the other details how it got to the current location... if anyone can fill in. Also, I believe it was supposed to stand upright, so you couldn't read the word free on the stamp... who's an expert on this?

Here is a great link on the history of the Cleveland Free Stamp.

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