By enlarging and transforming the material of ordinary objects, Claes Oldenburg became known worldwide as a master of Pop Art.
Referring to the city’s war history (there is a cannonball immuredin the city wall about100 meters away) and the citizenry’s love of hot air balloons, Oldenburg transformed Münster into a billiard table in 1977. Leftover from this game are three gigantic concrete pool balls on the terraces next to the Aasee. Although they are immobile, with a circumference of 3.5 meters, they nevertheless convey a sense of movement. Suddenly, we experience the world from the perspective of a mouse.
Terraces on the Aasee (at the beginning of Weseler Straße)