Torn Notebook1992, fabricated 1996Painted stainless steel, steel, and aluminum262 × 276 × 313U-4666.1–.3.1993University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Olga N. Sheldon Acquisition Trust and friends of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van BruggenClaes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen have created large-scale sculpture projects worldwide. The handwritten words in Torn Notebook reflect the artists’ impressions of Lincoln. The spiral binding may reference a spinning tornado; fluttering pages suggest birds carried on heartland winds.
Oldenburg: born Stockholm, Sweden 1929; van Bruggen: born Groningen, Netherlands 1942–Los Angeles, CA 2009