Stroke of genius: Oldenburg sculpture finds new home in Center City

    A large paint brush type object, standing 51 feet in the air, complete with a six-foot paint glob has become Philadelphia’s latest large-scale public sculpture.

    As newspapers were being delivered and trash was being picked up, construction workers were just beginning to set up a large crane at 5:00 a.m. Saturday at Lenfest Plaza, outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

    Hour-by-hour, several construction workers slowly put together the tall structure, “Paint Torch” which marks artist Claes Oldenburg’s first large-scale work to incorporate light sources.

    Click here to see artwork of the sculpture.

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