calumet412:

Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.
Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.

That wouldn’t have been creepy at all.

calumet412:

Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.

Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.

That wouldn’t have been creepy at all.

calumet412:

Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury

Way cool. Love that the Picasso is untouched.

calumet412:

Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury

Way cool. Love that the Picasso is untouched.

Chicago artist Jim Bachor transforms potholes into art | FOX 32 News
renaissancesociety:

Exciting things coming up at the Renaissance Society in 2014.  For more info, visit our website.

renaissancesociety:

Exciting things coming up at the Renaissance Society in 2014.  For more info, visit our website.

Who Needs Santa’s Lap? Here’s a Polar Bear
Contemporary art and the holidays don’t often mix, but Diego Leclery’s New Holiday Spirit: Sit on a Polar Bear’s Lap brings the two together this Saturday at The Suburban gallery, 125 N. Harvey Ave. in Oak Park. 
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Who Needs Santa’s Lap? Here’s a Polar Bear

Contemporary art and the holidays don’t often mix, but Diego Leclery’s New Holiday Spirit: Sit on a Polar Bear’s Lap brings the two together this Saturday at The Suburban gallery, 125 N. Harvey Ave. in Oak Park.

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kingstitt:

“Sit on a Polar Bear’s Lap" This Sat, Dec 21 here

So much better than Santa.

kingstitt:

Sit on a Polar Bear’s Lap" This Sat, Dec 21 here

So much better than Santa.


There’s a steep, narrow stairway off the Blue Line at Irving Park that splits in two and spills out onto Pulaski Road. Commuters climb and descend this shadowed crawlspace, hurrying to their business as quickly as they can.
But these days, something stops them, catches them midstride, quietly and forcefully demands their attention.

Read more: Artistic Independence: New Mural Brings Irving Park Blue Line Stop to Life

There’s a steep, narrow stairway off the Blue Line at Irving Park that splits in two and spills out onto Pulaski Road. Commuters climb and descend this shadowed crawlspace, hurrying to their business as quickly as they can.

But these days, something stops them, catches them midstride, quietly and forcefully demands their attention.

Read more: Artistic Independence: New Mural Brings Irving Park Blue Line Stop to Life

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"I have eyes in my fingers. I have to touch my art."
Jaume Plensa Shows His Creative Chops at MCA Event

"I have eyes in my fingers. I have to touch my art."

Jaume Plensa Shows His Creative Chops at MCA Event

Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, separated by ethnicities. Old Irving Park on Chicago’s northwest side contradicts that description with residents from 70 countries. The community’s new mural—Positive Babel: The World Lives, Works and Plays in Old Irving—was created to communicate that message. 
Read more: Positive Babel Mural Celebrates Old Irving Park, a City Melting Pot

Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, separated by ethnicities. Old Irving Park on Chicago’s northwest side contradicts that description with residents from 70 countries. The community’s new mural—Positive Babel: The World Lives, Works and Plays in Old Irving—was created to communicate that message. 

Read more: Positive Babel Mural Celebrates Old Irving Park, a City Melting Pot