Free partnerbörse Oldenburg

(8.8 x 7.9 x 14.9 m) Commissioned December 1982 by SOHIO (later BP America, Inc.) Gift of BP America, Inc.The base on which the sculpture was to be situated was an area made of concrete that reminded us of a stamp pad.Es ist wohl einer der größten Flirtspots der Stadt - die Wallstrasse.

Coosje chose "free," a word with multiple implications, comparable to "liberty," the word held aloft by the female figure atop the monument across the street.

Associations followed and soon we had our subject: a colossal rubber stamp, an object then still common in the office culture of the surroundings (though, like many of our subjects, verging on obsolescence), with a decidedly architectural character, scaled to mediate between the street and the atrium behind the sculpture.

In overall shape, it also echoed the nineteenth-century Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the center of the square.

At first, the had been picked up and thrown, landing on its side in Willard Park, one of the sites offered by the city, in view of the British Petroleum skyscraper.

The new position also had the important advantage of fully revealing the word "free," radiant in its pink hue, though in reverse.

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