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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

Here's a definition to consider: it's art if viewing it opens your mind; good art if remembering it evokes the feeling again.
Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds
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Wow, who is to decide what is good or bad art? If I don't like it does that make it bad art? Nope, that makes it something I don't like.. I love the Walker and the spoon bridge. It's a MPLS icon and the water, is under the handle of the spoon.
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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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