Chicago Picasso

sculpture by Pablo Picasso

The Chicago Picasso (often just The Picasso) is an untitled monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso in Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture was dedicated on August 15, 1967 in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop. It is 50 feet (15.2 m) tall and weighs 162 short tons (147 t).[1] The Cubist sculpture by Picasso was the first such major public artwork in Downtown Chicago, and has become a well known landmark.

Chicago Picasso
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions15 m (50 ft)
LocationDaley Plaza, Chicago
Coordinates41°53′01″N 87°37′48″W / 41.88361°N 87.62997°W / 41.88361; -87.62997Coordinates: 41°53′01″N 87°37′48″W / 41.88361°N 87.62997°W / 41.88361; -87.62997

It is known for its inviting jungle gym-like characteristics.[2] Visitors to Daley Plaza can often be seen climbing on and sliding down the base of the sculpture.

References Edit

  1. 1967 August 15--Picasso Statue Unveiled In Civic Center Plaza. Chicago Public Library (URL accessed 14 August 2005).
  2. Artner, Alan G. (2004-07-18). "Unfinished, but engaging, public art - `Cloud Gate' and Crown Fountain intrigue". Chicago Tribune. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-08-06.

Other websites Edit

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