Happy Birthday, Giant Perplexing Picasso
Aug07

Happy Birthday, Giant Perplexing Picasso

Is it a woman?  Is it a cow?  Is it a baboon?  We will never know, because enigmatic artist Pablo Picasso took the answer to the grave with him, having never visited Chicago or seen the work he graced the city with. But this month is the 50th anniversary of the erection of Picasso’s gift to the city in what was then called Civic Center Plaza.  Ever since, tourists and locals have gazed into its narrow-set eyes and puzzled at...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 8
Dec12

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 8

The city’s Picasso sculpture gazes over Christkindlmarkt at Daley Plaza at the official Chicago Christmas tree.  It’s a scaled-down version of the Christmas trees we used to get under the Daley administration, but money is tight these days.  It’s also much bluer looking.  Probably not a reflection of having a Jewish mayor, but instead the use of LED lights, which simply suck for Christmas applications because instead...

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Hot Model: Untitled Picasso
Jun14

Hot Model: Untitled Picasso

At some point in a building’s life, whether it be before, or after, or during construction, a model of the building is made.  Very often these models end up hidden away in offices, closets, and storage spaces where they can’t be appreciated by the public. But every once in a while, one of these smoking hot models escapes and is on public view.  This is one: This is the model that Pablo Picasso made of the untitled...

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