Monument with Standing Beast, Chicago

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Monument with Standing Beast is a sculpture by Jean Dubuffet in front of the Helmut Jahn designed James R. Thompson Center in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Its location is across the street from Chicago City Hall to the South and diagonal across the street from the Daley Center to the southeast. It is a 29ft white fiberglass work of art. The piece is a 10-ton or 20000lb work. It was unveiled on November 28, 1984.This is one of Dubuffet's three monumental sculpture commissions in the United States. It has been taken to represent a standing animal, a tree, a portal and an architectural form. The sculpture is based on Dubuffet's 1960 painting series Hourioupe. The sculpture and the series of figural and landscape designs it is a part of reflects his thoughts of earliest monumental commission, for the One Chase Manhattan Plaza.The sculpture is one of 19 commissioned artworks funded under the State of Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program throughout the building. This was commissioned by the Capital Development Board of Illinois.
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  • ... and memorable fiberglass sculpture that stands right by the James R. Thompson Center on W. Randolph. The French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet is the author of this unusual monument that is on...  more »
  • llegamosy we thought it was spectacular, is a beautiful place to see and above all a sunny day I love
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  • Went here with my family, small area, no fee to used. Good to see during the day because very quiet, lonely area.  more »
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  • So so. Art institution have same one. More simple
  • It's nice
  • What a nice piece!
  • Very beautiful statue. Little known compared to other public works of the city. Too bad, it's worth to see if you like modern art.
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