Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Picasso

Pablo Picasso donated this 50ft. sculpture to Chicago in 1967.  Located in Daley Plaza, the sculpture that was never given a name has been described as some kind of bird or a something that resembles a woman’s profile.  Chicago was not accustomed to public sculptural displays that lacked historical significance, so initial reviews of the Picasso were met with controversy.  These days the landmark can be used as a meeting place for loop goers as well as a climbing apparatus for children (or adults who act like children). 

An interesting note is that Picasso refused a $100,000 fee for his work because he wanted to provide the display as a gift to the people of Chicago.

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