Spoonbridge and Cherry artist dies

Photo by jweigand

One of the artists behind the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at the Minneapolus Sculpture Garden has died. 

Coosje van Bruggen died Saturday in Los Angeles after a fight with breast cancer, according to the Associated Press

Bruggen collaborated with her husband, Claes Oldenburg, on the sculpture. The Spoonbrdige and Cherry sculpture is one of the most photographed and well-known structures in Minneapolis. 

According to the AP, "their other collaborations include a 38-foot-tall replica of an upended flashlight on the campus of the University of Las Vegas and a mammoth bicycle that appears to be half-buried at Parc de la Villette in Paris."

Check out more Spoonbridge and Cherry photos on Flickr.