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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  • April 17, 2017
    This was really close to our hotel and was the first of many sculptures we came across while exploring the city. Very cool art work but nothing that will take a long to do. Just another fun site seein...  more »
  • April 12, 2017
    The imaginative beast statue adds an interesting contrast to the nearby large, curved Jahn structure and the sharp-angled government buildings. I actually moved through the interior of the statue. I f...  more »
  • September 10, 2016
    Very different sculpture with interesting angles from various vantage points in front of the Thompson Center (Illinois State Building). I strongly suggest you view from afar vs. walking inside of it. ...  more »
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  • March 15, 2017
    So so. Art institution have same one. More simple
  • January 7, 2017
    It's nice
  • June 22, 2016
    What a nice piece!
  • March 24, 2017
    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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