The Spoonbridge and Cherry: Is Good Art?

By Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo: Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is celebrating its 20th anniversary of its Sculpture Garden (with the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture). Most Twin Cities residents are so familiar with the Spoonbridge that they rarely discuss it as art - but is it art?

City Pages blog invited Peter Eleey, a curator at the Walker Art Center, to talk about the giant spoon and cherry: Link

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Well, the spoon isn't practical for dining, and I'm betting that cherry doesn't taste so good, so I'd have to guess that it's art. It certainly isn't a functional object.
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