Sweden native, Claes Oldenberg gained fame as one of the leaders of Pop Art. Together, he and Coosje van Bruggen work side by side as a husband and wife team and are celebrated internationally for the transformation of seemingly ordinary objects from everyday life to colossal projects. Plantoir is the first monumental sculpture created specifically for a garden context.
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen. Plantoir, 2001. Stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass, painted, 287 x 53 x 42 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.