Oldenburg and Van Bruggen: The Typewriter Eraser, A Favored Form

Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden, 1929) Coosje van Bruggen (American, born Netherlands, 1942-2009) Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, 1999 Gift of The Heyman Family, In Memory of Samuel J. Heyman, 2017.164 Photo: CJ Walker

Assistant Curator J. Rachel Gustafson organized a 2019 special exhibition about Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s monumental sculpture Typewriter Eraser, Scale X (1999) which greets visitors at the entrance to the Norton on the Museum’s Heyman Plaza. Now, the Norton is celebrating the release of a new publication by Gustafson about the iconic work; in this talk she will discuss new findings about the origins of the sculpture and its development over four decades.

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