Originally uploaded by william watson
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington, USA
Sculpture by: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, stainless steel and resin painted with acrylic urethane, 1998-1999
Quoted from about.com:
Oldenburg and van Bruggen are known for their large-scale outdoor sculptures of popular commercial objects (e.g. large trowel in the Netherlands, a huge flashlight on the UNLV campus, giant binoculars in Venice, California)… Typewriter Eraser, Scale X is less identifiable because computer’s have made the object obsolete. This sculpture, formerly at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. looks kind of like a pizza cutter, or maybe a guitar. The large wheel is the actual eraser portion, typically 2 inches in diameter and an eighth of an inch thick. The blue “hair” above is a brush meant to clear away paper dust and eraser crumbs.
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