Batcolumn

Sculpture in West Loop & Near West Side

Artist Claes Oldenburg – known for his gigantic shuttlecocks in Kansas City and oversized cherry spoon in Minneapolis – delivered this simple, controversial sculpture to Chicago in 1977. The artist mused that the 96ft bat ‘seemed to connect earth and sky the way a tornado does.’ Hmm… See it for yourself in front of the Harold Washington Social Security Center.

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