Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Put a Bow On It

The lawsuit over Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen's "Collar and Bow" sculpture has settled. Mike Boehm has the story here. I mentioned the lawsuit about a year ago here.

The terms of the settlement are confidential, but Oldenburg tells Boehm, "We were not at all penalized in any way, and did not have to pay any money. It wasn’t really our fault that all these things happened. It was very logical that we not be held responsible." He also says that, as part of the settlement, the unfinished sculpture will be destroyed: "It had to be [at Disney Hall] or nowhere else. We select the site, and the sculpture belongs only there. Coosje felt, and I do too, if the site is taken away from us, the sculpture ceases to exist." (Van Bruggen died in January.)