Monday, April 8, 2013
In 1962, Claes Oldenburg created the art exhibit called Floor Burger. People in 1967 picketed against the burger display saying, "Don't Burger Up Our Gallery" but there were people supporting the exhibit by parading with nine-foot-high ketchup bottles. Nowadays, the burger is very popular at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, it will be on display April 14th. The burger was sewn together by the artist's wife and it is stuffed with foam and cardboard cartoons. Sherry Phillips the conservator at the museum, has been tasked with restoring this masterpiece. Phillips said that surprisingly the 'Floor Burger' is in great condition. Over the years people have tried laying on the art exhibit like a beanbag and people have tried stealing the pickle on top. Hopefully, the 'Floor Burger' will continue to be a masterpiece for generations.