Picasso's eye-popping untitled sculpture marks the heart of Daley Plaza, which is the place to be come lunchtime, particularly when the...
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Monument with Standing Beast
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Pablo Picasso's abstract work, which every one just calls 'the Picasso', is the granddaddy of Chicago's public art. Feel free to join all the kids climbing on it. 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 the piece was hideous and should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Cubs great Ernie Banks.