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Oldenburg's '60s work on display at the Walker

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Claes Oldenburg famously brought you Spoonbridge and Cherry at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, but he has an affinity for other enormous inanimate everyday objects, and his work from the '60s will be on display at the Walker through Jan. 12, 2014.

Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, collaborated to create the aluminum and stainless steel Spoonbridge and Cherry after being asked to design a fountain for Minneapolis in the mid-1980s. The pair had already created a number of giant sculptures, like the Walker's overturned bag of French fries.

The utensil can be found in Oldenburg's old sketchbooks, and the city's request allowed him to turn it into a beloved state treasure. The spoon is 5,800 pounds, and the cherry weighs in at 1,200 pounds.

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