Please note: Plantoir is currently offline for conservation work. This sculpture is expected to be reinstalled in Spring, 2024.
Claes Oldenburg gained initial acclaim as one of the leaders of Pop Art movement, re-creating ordinary objects from consumer or popular culture. Beginning in the late 1970s, he and Coosje van Bruggen began to work as a husband and wife team on a series of large-scale public projects. The couple is celebrated internationally for the transformation of objects from everyday life into colossal projects. Plantoir is the first monumental sculpture created specifically for a garden context. It was sited specifically by the artists.