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Photobombing the Spoon and Cherry

Author

Todd Balthazor

Date

February 12, 2013

Institution ArtsConnectEd

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This Art Collector Set is one from a series of “Garden Anniversary Sets” created to celebrate the Garden from a variety of perspectives.

ABOUT THE SET'S CREATOR: Todd Balthazor is a satirical, often anthropomorphic illustrator, fine artist, muralist and children’s art instructor from St.Paul, MN, with a BFA in illustration from the College of Visual Arts (CVA). Balthazor also works as a guard at the Walker Art Center and draws on those experiences to create his biweekly comic strip for mnartists.org, It Is What It Is!.

ABOUT THE SET: For this Art Collector Set, Balthazor uses It Is What It Is! as a viewfinder for looking at the Garden’s big spoon and cherry (Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen). Anyone lingering around this iconic "photo op" of a sculpture is bound to see visitors posing and taking pictures. This Set offers a virtual tour of people interacting with and enjoying the big spoon and cherry.

(Click here to see more comics from Balthazor's It Is What It Is! series.)

 

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Type: Other
Grades: 4-Adult
Instructional Method: Thematic Approach
Added to Site: February 12, 2013