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Horses of Honor: Public Art Installation Honors Chicago Police Fallen Heroes

Horses of Honor:  Public Art Installation Honors Chicago Police Fallen Heroes
Horses of Honor, 50+ life-size statues of Chicago Police Horses, decorated by local and international artists, will soon be be on display along the Mag Mile and other prominent area locations. Although it looks like a lot of fun, these equines serve a purpose.  Unlike the controversial Marilyn (Monroe) statue of a few years ago,... Read more »

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?
A giant foot sculpture at Oak Street Beach–with accompanying text urging people to “Unthink Long Walks”– is creating quite a stir in Chicago. What are they thinking? Actually, they are NOT thinking, they are unthinking. If you are wondering what this is all about, you are not alone. That is the intent of the “Unthink”... Read more »

Millennium Park Chicago: Heads Up for Plensa's "1004 Portraits" Installation

Millennium Park Chicago: Heads Up for Plensa's "1004 Portraits" Installation
Look out for some “big girls” coming to Chicago this summer when Jaume Plensa’s “1004 Portraits,” sculpture installation takes over Millennium Park.  The larger-than-life exhibition opens June 18 in celebration of the Park’s 10th anniversary. Things are sure to be looking up for visitors to the Park when they will be greeted by Plensa’s four... Read more »
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The Watch Public Street Art Sculptures: Bring Colorful Superheroes to Chicago's Pioneer Court

The Watch Public Street Art Sculptures: Bring Colorful Superheroes to Chicago's Pioneer Court
They’re hard to miss, 16 brightly-colored Superheroes called “The Watch” have been installed in Pioneer Court Plaza (401 N. Michigan Avenue) –former site of the controversial Marilyn Monroe statue–as part of Chicago Ideas Week. This time around the sculptures by Hebru Brantley, the 2013 Artist in Residence for Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), serve a duel... Read more »

Scarecrows on Parade: Chicago's Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Scarecrows on Parade: Chicago's Lincoln Park Neighborhood
‘Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. The merchants on Clark St. are getting in the spirit with a public art exhibit Scarecrows on Parade that is sure to provide haunting fun along Clark St. between Armitage and Diversey, and Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview kicking off Saturday, October... Read more »

Borders: A New Public Art Installation Coming to Chicago's Grant Park

Borders: A New Public Art Installation Coming to Chicago's Grant Park
Look who’s coming to Grant Park. No it’s not leftover aliens from last weekend’s Lollapalooza, it’s a new public art installation “Borders” that features life-sized sculptures–some of which could be mistaken for the tin man from the Wizard of Oz.  There are 26 of these ungainly forms, by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, that are cast in... Read more »
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Heads Up for New Public Art Installation on Chicago's Cultural Mile

Heads Up for New Public Art Installation on Chicago's Cultural Mile
If you happen along Chicago’s Cultural Mile and are greeted by what looks like Giant Chia Heads…large head-shaped planters filled with leafy greens, you have just bore witness to Chicago’s latest reincarnation of its highly popular Cows on Parade in 1999 or the more controversial Marilyn statue of two summer’s ago. In my opinion, the... Read more »

Chicago State Street Poetry Installation: That Great Street to Celebrate 100 Years of Poetry in Chicago.

Chicago State Street Poetry Installation:  That Great Street to Celebrate 100 Years of Poetry in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, September 18, 2012. With no apologies to Robert Frost who decided to travel the road less taken, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has decided, instead, to travel the “road” in Chicago that is taken by more than 220,000 people each day.  The CLA, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, announced today that it... Read more »

Forever Marilyn Says Goodbye to Chicago: Reminding Us That Nothing Lasts Forever.

Forever Marilyn Says Goodbye to Chicago: Reminding Us That Nothing Lasts Forever.
Chicago, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A variety of emotions are arising with the scheduled departure of Chicago’s loved/hated controversial display of public art featuring the iconic Marilyn Monroe pose taken from the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch”. The statue, by artist Seward Johnson, features a large-than-life Marilyn standing over a subway grate as a... Read more »
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