When I often tout the wonderful virtues of Denver to various people I meet, I’m almost always met with the same response: “Sure Denver’s great and all, but do you have an enormous broom and dustpan?” And you wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve fielded that question via email too.
The answer is “Yes – we DO have such an attraction!” I tell them “No need to visit Prague or Copenhagen” where you might expect such larger than life works. Just trundle downtown to the Denver Art Museum
The artists Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg designed this piece in June of 2006, and are known for their other large scale objects sitting unproportionately around the globe.. The official name is “The Big Sweep” Here’s their site, with some sketches and reflections. More of their large scale objects are found here.
This landmark can be found outside of the Denver Art Museum – downtown at 14th and Broadway.