Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some South Loop Public Art Registers in Curbed Chicago's Most Iconic List

We like maps and we like lists.  That's why we liked reading a recent post on Curbed Chicago that lists out downtown Chicago's most iconic pieces of public art.  While it might not be the most surprising list, our fair neighborhood had two specific pieces that registered on the list:
Head south of Millennium Park and Buckingham Fountain and you'll find yourself standing face to face with Union Army General John Logan. The tall bronze statute was completed in 1897 and remains a powerful monument to Logan's role as a general in the Civil War and later as an Illinois State Senator, a U.S. Congressman, and a U.S. Senator 
#20: AGORA
Tucked away on the far south end of Grant Park is a series of nine-foot tall bronze, steel, and iron torsos. The 106 sculptures were designed by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz and installed in Grant Park in 2006.
In our opinion Buckingham fountain is also in the Sloop, so we will lay claim to that also which registers in at #6 (although in our book it's probably #1 or #2 with the Bean if we're ranking them as most iconic).

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