Monday, April 27, 2015

1500 Market Street Philadelphia

A sculpture by Claes Oldenburg
photographed facing the East Tower of Center Square
with the reflection of City Hall which is located across the street.

According to Wikipedia...
 The silvery steel "spring" part the two textured work resembles the numerals "76", apt for the United States Bicentennial year.[7] Tying in Philadelphia's colonial heritage with its difficult present, Clothespin addresses the city's civic issues and attempts to close the gap between income levels within the city through its universally recognized form.

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  1. now i am wondering WHY a clothespin? i love the reflection in the windows. beautiful photo...

  2. That's a really great statue, and I wonder what the story is behind it.

  3. Artists are such interesting people to come up with something so unusual to convey a message. Great post.

  4. I like the angle of the shot and the reflection of city hall is stunning.

  5. Interesting. My mother would have liked this. She seemed to collect clothespins. I'm stilling finding them in her house six months after her death. She was obsessed with them!

  6. I grew up outside of Philly & moved 30+ years ago. That clothespin wasn't there when I was last on Market Street!
    Neat photo. I hope you'll come share at

  7. Interesting, symbolic statue. Quite the background for a simple thing like a clothespin.
    Thank you for linking up @ s~A(R)T~urday

  8. That is super fun... I love sculptures, their meaning, and the artists behind them.


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