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Chicago , USA
Street 50 W Washington St
Getting there
metro Blue Line to Washington
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Lonely Planet review

Pablo Picasso's abstract sculpture is the granddaddy of Chicago's public art. The artist was 82 when the work was commissioned. The US Steel Works in Gary, Indiana, made it to Picasso's specifications and erected it in 1967 in Daley Plaza. When Chicago tried to pay Picasso for the work, he refused, saying the sculpture was meant as a gift to the city.

At the time, many locals thought it was hideous and should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Cubs great Ernie Banks.