If you're in Lincoln Park this Labor Day, you might pass him on your way to the zoo or North Avenue Beach. Look for him a few hundred feet north of the Chicago History Museum.There he stands, gazing down the street that carries his name. He is one of Chicago's most visible statues.
A crowd of 50,000 people jammed the Civic Center Plaza at noon on August 15, 1967. Chicago was unveiling its newest piece of public art: a gift to the city from the celebrated Pablo Picasso.Covered with blue sheeting, the giant sculpture loomed over the plaza. Then Mayor Richard J.
Nearly a century ago, progressive artists in Central and Eastern Europe demanded that true art revolutionize objects and habits of daily life. Their new ideas responded to innovative images of the industrial marketplace, nascent mass media and urban popular culture.
In this ever-increasing digital age, there are those who long for a simpler time, or at least a more tactile one. Case in point: a new art exhibition deeply attached to the sight and sound of analog recordings. Eight Forty-Eight’s Joe DeCeault has all the details.