A lick of paint on the spoon(bridge and cherry)

Even an icon needs a little TLC every once in a while. Early birds walking around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this morning witnessed Tim Antilla giving a quick lick of paint to the spoon part of Claes Oldenburg’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. 

Tim Antilla paints artist Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

According to our photographer Jennifer Simonson who took these pictures, you had to look quick because Mr Antilla worked fast. The touch-up comes four years after the major overhaul for the sculpture  which resulted in a new enamel coating on the cherry.

Tim Antilla paints artist Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

The Sculpture Garden celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with a visit by sculptor Oldenburg and “The Sixties,” an exhibit of 300 pieces of his work gathered from around the world set for September. 

Tim Antilla paints artist Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden