Who Wears It Better? Seattle versus Washington, D.C.

Seattle and Washington, D.C., like many US cities, have outstanding public art displays. In fact, the cities have at least one piece of art in common.

I recently visited Washington, D.C. and took the following photograph at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.

Outdoor Art: Washington, D.C.

Typewriter Eraser, Washington, D.C.

Then scrolling through my old travel photos, I found this one from the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park.

outdoor art: Seattle

Typewriter Eraser, Seattle

They are identical pieces (called Typewriter Eraser) from the same artists: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

A third version is currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Which city’s public art display (Seattle, DC, or other) would you like to visit?

NOTE: As much as I wish I was compensated by the companies mentioned in this article, I am NOT.

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3 thoughts on “Who Wears It Better? Seattle versus Washington, D.C.

  1. I must admit that I’ve never been to Seattle so don’t know. I did spend a weekend in Washington DC a couple of years ago and really loved the place. I would be very keen to go back and discover more.


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