The Flying Pins is a public sculpture depicting a large bowling ball hitting ten giant flying pins, It was designed by the sculptors Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen and unveiled on the 31st of May in 2000.
The artists envisioned a bowling alley in the long stretch of road, the Kennedylaan, and thus came up with the idea. The kinetics of the sinking bowling ball with the flying pins fits well in this busy location in Eindhoven. The yellow color of the pins was chosen by Van Bruggen and refers to the yellow daffodils that brighten up the Kennedylaan every spring.
The highest point of the work of art is approximately 8.5 meters high. The ball has a diameter of approximately 6.7 meters. The statue is made of steel and reinforced plastic with a polyester-polyurethane coating.