I really dig this thoughtful work by artist Judith Hoffman, called A Huggable Kitchen for Coosje, in which she created a soft sculpture monument to the wife of Claes Oldenburg.

“Huggable Kitchen” was a reaction to the shabby kitchen in my Brooklyn walk-up. At the time, I was studying the work of Claes Oldenburg and felt frustrated by the lack of recognition given to the contributions of his wife and artistic partner, Coosje van Bruggen. I sewed this soft replica of my kitchen as a tribute to her and all the women whose contributions to art and family life have gone uncelebrated.


Andrew Salomone

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.