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Installation of Claes Oldenburg’s Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich), 1963 

Curator Dana Miller narrates the assembling of Claes Oldenburg’s Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich). Using early installation photographs as a reference, Miller guides art handlers through the placement of each of the “bacon,” “lettuce,” and “tomatoes” of the soft sculpture. This careful process is one of the many ways, the curator explains, in which Oldenburg’s work encourages the viewer to “look at your world with fresh eyes.”

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