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Broken Button

Artist/Maker: Claes Oldenburg (United States (born Sweden), b. 1929)

Date: 1981
Medium: cast paper
Overall: 16 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (41.3 x 36.2 x 16.5 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Martin B. Grossman
Object number: 86.0155
DescriptionThis is a maquette of Oldenburg's second major outdoor sculpture in Philadelphia. Placed in front of Blanche Levy Park, the button is divided into four parts - for William Penn's original Philadelphia squares. The split represents the Schuylkill River, which separates Pennsylvania from New Jersey.
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