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Chicago Sculptures.
We can not only find the art of the great artists in the museums of Chicago, but we also find many masterpieces on the squares of the city
Today I show three toppers that dominate the city's spaces.

Photo 1 shows "De Picasso".
A monumental statue of Pablo Picasso without title that was unveiled at the Daley Plaza in 1967.
15.2 meters high and weighing 147 tons.
The sculpture is not only popular with art lovers, but also with sporting people who are climbing and sliding down the base of the sculpture.

Photo 2 shows the sculpture "The Sun, the Moon and One Star" of Joan Mir.
The image stands between the Cook County Administration Building and the Chicago Temple Building in the downtown Loop community area of Chicago.
It is 12 m tall and is made of steel, wire mesh, concrete, bronze and ceramic tiles.
In 1969 the assignment was given to Miro, but the work was only unveiled in 1981.
Initially the image was too expensive and only in 1979 when the first female Mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne, agreed to find funds for the sculpture the construction started after Mir reduced the cost by donating his design to the city.

Photo 3: Calder's Flamingo . at Chicago's Federal Plaza.
An Sculpture of Calder can of course not be missed in a self-respecting city collection. And "the Flamingo" in Chicago is one of those iconic sculptures.
It was unveiled in 1974.
The stabile is 16 meters high and weighs 50 tons and is assembled of steel. The colour is vermilion, known as Calder Red.
■ Picture 1: ◄ Pablo Picasso ►
■ Picture 2: ◄ Joan Mir ►
■ Picture 3: ◄ Alexander Calder ►

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