Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Picasso Sculpture In Chicago, 1967

50 feet high...162 tons...built at U.S. Steel's American Bridge division then disassembled and taken to Chicago. Picasso declined an offer of $100,000 for the design

1 comment:

  1. As a former longtime Chicagoan, I had pretty mixed feelings about a lot of the public sculptures in the downtown area.

    The Miró and the Oldenburg? Not so hot.
    The very-belated tribute to the Haymarket massacre? Pathetic and embarrassing beyond words.
    The Dubuffet? Like the Picasso, rates (IMO) somewhere in the middle.
    My favorite was perhaps the huge Calder sculpture. It works well against all the surrounding Van Der Rohe buildings.


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