It was comminsioned by the Guggenheim Museum. Clause Oldenburg and his wife Cossje Van Baugger created it. They worked together on a lot of different sculptures. They did sculptures together after they meet. It was installed in 1985. The process took 25 years.
The artist says that they felt free to use all sorts of different approaches. They had to work through it in words and sketches. They wanted to communicate a dialogue in this art work. A challenge was the size that the art work was created in. It took a while to come up with the sketch and then to create it for real.
I think that the sculpture is cool. It looks like the knife blades can move. The ship looks cool. I like how it was put together. The knife ship is a really cool piece of art and I think that it was put together well. Even though it took a while I think was worth it. It looks good and I hope that lots of people enjoy it as much as I do. Tiffany Probasco