You can’t help but smile, maybe laugh, when you see Oldenburg’s work. There is the ‘how dare he’ reaction. Or ‘is it art’ question. I myself have no idea how to react. Except that as you drive almost anywhere in North America (and perhaps elsewhere) you see these giant versions of smaller objects. Outside Detroit, on the way west, there is a giant tire. Outside Leamington Ontario, there is I believe a giant tomato. If you travel north of Toronto towards Huntsville, there is a giant Adirondack chair.
Is it all art? Or is it just Oldenburg’s work? Hardly seems fair.