In the current issue of the “print product,” Willard Spiegelman (aka the Good Professor), writes about the curious disposition of Stake Hitch, by Claes Oldenburg and his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen. You remember Stake Hitch, right? Big, red. About 5,500 pounds. The iconic sculpture used to stand in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Barrel Vault room. To this day, when I think of the DMA, images of Stake Hitch still come to mind, even though the thing was taken down and stuck in storage long ago. Thing is, though, the museum promised it would reinstall the piece and even set a deadline — a deadline that has come and gone. So what gives?
While we wait for an answer to that question, a Facebook page dedicated to the reinstallation of Stake Hitch has sprung up. Show it some love with your browsing and your clicking.