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Claes Oldenburg, hold the cherry

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LOWRY HILL — Whenever TV people come to town for an NFL game or a Republican National Convention, they always send a camera over to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Claes Oldenburg gave us an icon with “Spoonbridge and Cherry,” built in 1988 with his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen. For the rest of the country, its image is visual shorthand for Minneapolis.

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