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Jaume Plensa's Four New Sculptures for Chicago's Millennium Park

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Jaume Plensa, the Spanish sculptor, added another four sculptural "portraits" to Chicago's growing Public Art in the parks. Ten years ago, Plensa, born in 1955, created the globally famous "Crown Fountain" which has become a Chicago landmark and a public sculpture Icon.

PHOTOS: 'Green' Art Installation Debuting This Spring

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's new look for spring? Green. Beginning soon, a new interactive public art installation is slated to premiere that aims to inspire the city...

PHOTOS: Color Jam, Chicago's Largest-Ever Public Art Piece, Opens

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's largest-ever public art installation, Color Jam, was unveiled Tuesday in the heart of the city's Loop -- covering various surfaces of the in...

Color Jam in Chicago

MutualArt | Posted 07.21.2012 | Arts

2012-05-21-Chicagoloop.jpg Chicago, get ready -- pretty soon while taking a stroll downtown enjoying the sunshine, you will suddenly feel like you walked into the middle of an animated film.

PHOTOS: 'Forever Marilyn' Dismantled, Heading West

Posted 05.08.2012 | Chicago

Crews began dismantling the 40,000-pound, 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe on Chicago's Magnificent Mile Monday evening, which turned out to be a visu...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Murals Expand In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

In the weeks since New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation made its Chicago debut earlier this year on the...

Bye, Marilyn! Controversial Public Art To Leave Chicago

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

Some thought it was hot, while it left many other Chicagoans feeling cold -- but either way, Seward Johnson's controversial, 26-foot-tall Marilyn Monr...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Chicago Neighborhood Could Be Home To New Parklets | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

Life in a city as large as Chicago comes with plenty of oft-heralded perks, namely a seemingly endless plethora of dining, nightlife and cultural opti...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Public Art Arrives In Chicago

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation has made its Chicago debut. The installation, inaugurated last ...

WATCH: Public Art To Fill Loop Intersection With Color

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

Following Kay Rosen's "GO DO GOOD" poster series and Tony Tasset's fiberglass "Eye," the Chicago Loop Alliance announced Thursday night that its next ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Public Art Project Aims To Reinvigorate Chicago's South Side | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

When Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer first arrived on Chicago's South Side, it wasn't long before the widespread desolation and vacancy ove...

The Legs Of A New Mag Mile Sculpture Look Awfully Familiar, Don't They?

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Workers and tourists alike in downtown Chicago were treated to a bit of a surprise Tuesday morning when a statute depicting a familiar-looking pair of...

Conflict Resolution

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

I am not sure that I am very good at it - but conflict resolution is something that from time to time has to be dealt with. I think that the secret m...

Installation Starts on New Bricolage at Foster Viaduct

Nick Rabkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

Before the end of summer the Foster viaduct will become a point of pride for the whole city, sparkling and timely evidence of the power of the arts to beautify and build communities.

Daley: Destroyed Mural 'A Mistake,' But 'Not That Serious'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An alderman's order to have city graffiti crews paint over a provocative but legal Bridgeport mural Friday was a mistake, Mayor Daley acknowledged thi...

Alderman Orders Mural With Police Imagery Painted Over (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A provocative and apparently legal Bridgeport mural depicting police surveillance boxes was painted over Friday by order of Ald. Jim Balcer (11th), NB...