Meredith Corporation, Trowel

Categories: Art/Beautification
Owner: Meredith Corporation
Size: 24' tall, 2,300 lbs.
Year Completed: 2004
Architect: N/A
Delivery Method: Negotiated, Design-Assist

Project Description

This bold sculpture, "Plantoir" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen was moved from an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to Des Moines. Neumann Brothers installed it at the Meredith Corporation headquarters to commemorate the publishing firm's 100th anniversary and to celebrate its noted role in gardening through its flagship publication, Better Homes and Gardens. The sculpture stands 24 feet tall and weighs 2,300 pounds, and is designed to withstand winds of up to 120 miles per hour.