Spoonbridge and Cherry artist dies

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Photo by jweigand


One of the artists behind the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at the Minneapolus Sculpture Garden has died. 

Coosje van Bruggen died Saturday in Los Angeles after a fight with breast cancer, according to the Associated Press

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Bruggen collaborated with her husband, Claes Oldenburg, on the sculpture. The Spoonbrdige and Cherry sculpture is one of the most photographed and well-known structures in Minneapolis. 

According to the AP, "their other collaborations include a 38-foot-tall replica of an upended flashlight on the campus of the University of Las Vegas and a mammoth bicycle that appears to be half-buried at Parc de la Villette in Paris."

Check out more Spoonbridge and Cherry photos on Flickr.

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