Posts tagged "chicago art"

What does the Picasso look like to you?

What does the Picasso look like to you?
I recently got into a discussion with a co-worker of mine who claimed to know outright that the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza is a portrait of the artist’s dog. Now, I had never heard that before, and I figured this would be a common known fact if it was true. Being the ass that... Read more »

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend
I have an incredible dilemma this weekend: all of my favorite summer festivals take place in the next two days, and the only time I’m free is after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Therefore, you’re going to have to visit my favorites for me. First on my list is the greatest festival to take place all... Read more »

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!
It was just announced that the 25-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe currently found along Michigan Avenue will be removed on Monday. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been a fan of many of the sculptures that have been placed in Pioneer Plaza, but I think this one was absolutely terrible. “Forever Marilyn,” unveiled in July 2011,... Read more »
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Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field

Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field
Okay, this might actually bring me out to Wrigleyville. The Kraft Foods “Big Noodle” statue just outside Wrigley Field has a new addition: bacon. Designed to look like it’s now topped with pieces of bacon, the noodle will release a bacon scent into the air every¬† 10 to 15 minutes during game days. Bystanders within... Read more »