Seattle, Washington: Giant Typewriter Eraser (Gone)

Giant what? Conceived in 1975, this 19-foot-tall artwork wasn't built until 1999, when typewriter erasers had been nearly rubbed out. Identical "Scale X" sculptures are in Las Vegas and Washington DC, among other places.
Directions:
5th Ave N and Harrison St.
Hours:
April 2019: Reported removed.
Status:
Gone

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Giant Typewriter Eraser

This is no longer at this location. It has been removed.

[ToriTravels, 04/10/2019]

Typewriter eraser.

Giant Typewriter Eraser

This typewriter eraser statue was moved to outside of the Seattle Center, next to the EMP.

[Greg, 07/05/2016]

Typewriter eraser.

Giant Typewriter Eraser

This sculpture of a typewriter eraser comes from the pop generation of art. It was proposed in 1975, but not actually sculpted until 1999. Its current home is Olympic Sculpture Park, next to Elliot Avenue, just up from the waterfront. Artists: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. It's 19 feet, 4 inches tall, made of stainless steel and fiberglass, and painted with acrylic urethane.

[Connie in Seattle, 03/29/2014]

There are a few more of these around; we saw one merrily rubbing out the sidewalk in Las Vegas. It's enjoyable as a bizarre piece of public art even for those who have never seen a real typewriter eraser.

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