Uptown Jack
Sep 14, 2022
image by the author

an icon is made .
by being constantly told .
it is iconic

don’t get me wrong, i truly appreciate both pieces in this photo. and both have become iconic to minneapolis, partly because of their scale, partly because of their placement, partly because of the whimsical qualities they both exude. but certainly their iconic status is rooted in the fact that they were made to be iconic, it didn’t happen organically.

Artists: Coosje van Bruggen, Claes Oldenburg
Spoonbridge and Cherry

Artist: Siah Armajani
Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge

Locaion: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden/Walker Art Center